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Heaviest rain off the coast this week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that the heaviest rain will occur just off the East Coast this week, as the tropical low east of Florida moves to the northeast. There will still be the chance for intermittent and scattered thunderstorm rainfall over Alabama and Georgia this weekend before the…
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How bad could ragweed be this year?

WebMD posted a story about the likelihood of a “brutal” ragweed season in the next few weeks across the US. Ragweed grows best when temperatures are hot and moisture is plentiful. There has been enough of both earlier in this growing season to cause worries that a large ragweed population…
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More activity in the tropics

The tropics are starting to become more active, which means that those of us in the Southeast need to start watching more carefully. Today the National Hurricane Center’s 5-day forecast shows an area of 50 percent chance of development in the next five days along the east coast of Florida…
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Some shifts in the driest areas this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the overall coverage of dry conditions and drought in the Southeast has changed little from last week. However, there have been some shifts in where the driest areas are. While improvements were seen in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, dry…
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