The persistent high pressure center is finally moving out of the region, allowing a cold front with associated showers to move in from the northwest. This could bring up to a few inches of rain for most of Alabama and South Carolina, northern Georgia and North Carolina, with lesser amounts in eastern Virginia. Most of Florida and southern Georgia will be missed by the rain in the next week, which could increase drought there although some relief might be seen in the wetter areas. Long-range forecasts bring another fairly wet front through the region in about ten days, although that is far enough out not to put much faith in at this point. Still, the shift in the large-scale pattern is a good sign of changes to come.
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