Following a very wet and soggy weekend, showers will remain prevalent at times across much of the East this week as several disturbances move through the region while moisture flows in from the Gulf of Mexico.

On Tuesday, it will be relatively quiet across the East. Spotty showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected in the Carolinas and the southern Appalachian Mountains. To the west, however, the beginning of our next storm system will be in the works will widespread showers and thunderstorms developing as the day progresses in the Southern Plains. From the Mid-Mississippi Valley through eastern Texas, rain at times is expected by the evening hours. It’s not until overnight when the storm will become more organized as it moves east, bringing rain and thunder in the Mid-Mississippi, Ohio River, and Tennessee River Valleys as well as to the Gulf Coast states, including Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.




Then on Wednesday, the rain will overspread to the north, so rain showers can be expected at times across the similar areas that dealt with the rain Tuesday night, but a few showers may also move into portions of the interior Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Also the Carolinas may deal with a few, light, spotty showers by the end of the day. Thankfully, most of this rain with this disturbance will be light, keeping the flood threat very low across the Eastern US.

(Forecast Does Not Include Activity in West)

On Thursday, a few lingering rain showers are possible in the Southern Plains and Southeast, especially in the morning, but most of the activity will be confined to the Northeast. Light to moderate rain showers are forecast in the Great Lakes region, Ohio Valley, and into the Mid-Atlantic by the end of the day. Also a few spotty showers are possible in New England.

On Friday, an upper-level disturbance will swing through the Great Lakes region, creating a widespread line of rain and perhaps snow from the Southern Plains through the Northeast.



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Jackson is COO and Head of Content and Strategy of WeatherOptics. He also designed his own website and created the local company, Jackson's Weather. He has been forecasting the weather for southwestern Connecticut since March of 2015. He is currently a senior in high school and will major in Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami in Fall 2018.

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