On Saturday, the rain will finally begin to clear from west to east. Texas will dry out by Saturday morning, but the rain will continue to fall for much of the Northeast and the Great Lakes, as well as southward into the mid-Gulf Coast. By the afternoon, rain will clear out of the Mississippi Valley, becoming an event sole affecting the Eastern US. The Carolina coast straight through Florida will continue to stay dry on Saturday. But that will likely change on Sunday, as the first wave of low pressure stalls and weakens while a disturbance from the Rockies phases with the Southeast disturbance. This will lead to wet times for the East Coast on Sunday, and will likely eventually turn into snow for much of the Northeast Sunday night into Monday, which is Christmas Day. We’ll have details on this next storm by this weekend, so stay tuned.
Through Saturday night, localized areas, especially in southern Arkansas, may receive as much as half a foot of rainfall. No doubt flooding is a serious concern, especially because of how dry it’s been up until this week.