As a cold front moves further south, it will continue to slow down as it gets closer to the Gulf Coast by end of this week. This will keep much of the South wet.

On Wednesday most of Texas to northern Georgia will see light to moderate rain. This rain will persist into the afternoon and evening as it moves down into the Carolinas. Light showers with some isolated downpours may also impact southern Georgia and northern Florida as they develop off the Gulf of Mexico. The rain will continue for these same locations Wednesday night.

On Thursday, the forecast will remain the same for these locations, with the steady rain continuing. Inland locations will begin to dry out as the day progresses, but the coasts of northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and eastern North Carolina will continue to stay wet.

NAM future radar at 6pm et wed

Rain will again impact the same locations on Friday, gradually clearing out of the western Gulf coast states later that day.  At the same time, most of Florida will get in on the rain showers. There will also be some snow inland, with some accumulations in the southern Appalachians.

By Saturday afternoon, the entire Southeast will start to dry out, although the eastern Carolinas and South Florida will see some lingering showers.

Rainfall on Saturday will be light for the most part, adding up to an inch for the eastern Gulf Coast states into the Carolinas. For the western Gulf Coast states it will be a bit heavier, reaching up to two inches. All this rain should be a welcome change, as the region’s dry weather has caused a drought that has persisted since the beginning of fall.


Jackson is Head of Content and Social Media at WeatherOptics. He is currently a student at the University of Miami, studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. Dill produces forecast articles for the website and helps to manage the content schedule. He has also led the growth of WeatherOptics’ social media accounts, working to keep them aligned with the company’s evolving vision.

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