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Heavy Rain and Strong Storms to End the Week

Heavy rain will be moving across the southeast United States, and there will even be the chance of thunderstorms on Friday.

An upper level low pressure will move into the deep south on Thursday, helping to bring moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico. Upslope rain will begin on Thursday across the mountains and foothills, and the rain will continue to spread eastward through the day.

You can see most of the rain on Thursday will be located across the western locations of NC in the image below.

On Friday, the upper level low and the cold front will move across the Carolinas. There will be a break between the rain Friday morning before the upper level low and the cold front arrives. Once the front arrives, another round of heavy rain and thunderstorms will be possible.

The image below shows the total rain on Friday.

Strong storms are possible on Friday as the front moves into the Carolinas. Right now, the SPC is showing a chance of storms on Friday. The upper level energy and the low level jet with the very warm temperatures will provide the energy needed for thunderstorm development.


Below is my forecast rain totals for the event. The greatest totals will be along the eastern facing slopes of the mountains. Some of the eastern facing slopes may receive over 4 inches of rain from this system.

Otherwise, most areas will see 1-2 inches of rain before this system comes to an end. This is very good news for many areas as drought conditions continue to expand.

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