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Welcome Rain Moves Into the Southeast

29 Nov 2016, 4:28 pm

After months of limited rainfall, the Southeast is finally seeing much needed rain. Some areas from Georgia to Alabama and Mississippi saw more than 2″ of water in their rain gauges yesterday. Although not drought ending, this will put a dent into the very dry conditions that have been on going for several months.

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Another 1″ to 3″ is possible in some sections of the Southeast through Friday. The 7 day forecast from the Weather Prediction Center of the National Weather Service shows the potential for 3″ to 6″ of rain over the next week. The 6 to 10 day forecast from the Climate Prediction Center shows promise as well, with above average rainfall expected into next week.

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The drought monitor still has extreme to exceptionally dry conditions in most areas of the Southeast. Over the last year, several sections of the Southeast are more than a foot below average for rainfall. Much more rain is needed, but the current rainfall and precipitation that is in the forecast will help significantly.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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