Heavy rain for parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast could cause flooding concerns
A setup that will favor heavy rain and flooding is expected for the holiday weekend across parts of the Northwestern and Northcentral Gulf Coast. A weak cold front will sneak into the area, stalling, allowing for the development and training of slow-moving rain and storms. These storms will have adequate moisture pooling near the cold front allowing the showers and storms to be prolific rain producers.
This will lead to high rain totals from southern Texas to southern Mississippi over the holiday weekend. Eventually, by the late weekend into the early parts of the upcoming work week, the wet weather pattern will shift into parts of the Southeast, including Alabama, Georgia, eastern Tennessee, Upstate South Carolina, and western North Carolina. A widespread 1-3 inches of rain is possible for the region with a bullseye of some amounts nearing 4-8 inches from the Texas coast to the Mississippi coast, and a secondary maximum over north Georgia, eastern Tennesee, and the mountains of the Carolinas of 3-6 inches.
Where the heaviest rain falls, isolated areas of flooding are possible over the holiday weekend near the Gulf and into the early parts of the upcoming workweek in the Southeast. If you live in a flood-prone area or in an area that is forecast to receive heavy rain, keep a close eye on the forecast over the coming days, and never attempt to cross a road covered by water.
If you have Labor Day Weekend plans, you want to plan accordingly for wet weather at times in the Gulf States.