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Southeast Rain Brings Floods and Drought Relief

21 May 2017, 12:44 pm

Heavy rain is in the forecast for parts of the Gulf Coast and southeastern United States into the start of the work week.

Flooding will continue to impact parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida’s panhandle, and Alabama as rain falls on saturated grounds. The Mississippi River also continues to run exceptionally high, leading to greater flood concerns for the area.

 

 

A cold front will cut through the southeast, producing rain and thunderstorms along and ahead of it. This will lead to localized areas of rather heavy rainfall, with further concern for flooding along the Gulf Coast states.

More heavy rain is on the way into Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This is a forecast rainfall for the Southeast where browns show up to 6 inches or more

 

The rain is unwelcome for flooded regions, but parts of Georgia and Florida welcome the rain to help alleviate the long standing drought conditions. This will also aide in wildfire fighting efforts. As of Sunday, there were a reported 114 wildfires burning across the Sunshine State, covering over 36-thousand acres of land.

 

 

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