The ‘NWS Blend of Models’ is very aggressive with rainfall amounts over the Southeast (SE) over the next 9-days. It is possible this is overdone, but without a doubt, several inches of rain possible for a large part of the SE over the next week.
The Climate Prediction Center has a high probability of above average precipitation for the SE during this timeframe.
The SE needs rain because much of the region is ranging from abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions according to the most recent drought monitor. This amount of rain, however, is probably too much if these values were to verify.
Firsthand Weather will continue to have updates on this situation over the next few days.
Christopher Nunley is Meteorologist on Firsthand Weather, Lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University (MSU), and a PhD Candidate (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) at MSU. He earned his M.S. in Applied Meteorology at MSU, was an Assistant Cross Country Coach and taught at the University of North Texas, and was a Broadcast Meteorologist at KTEN-TV (just north of Dallas, Texas). Christopher’s main focus lies within teaching and inspiring prospective meteorology students, atmospheric research to further our understanding of atmospheric processes, and forecasting and analyzing extreme weather events to help save lives!