Western regions of the Southeast will receive only small amounts of rain this week. The biggest rainmaker will be an upper level low which is currently near Cuba but is expected to makes its way north over the next few days, bringing heavy rain to the Florida Peninsula and along the East Coast before it slips away. Rain chances increase in week 2, so keep that in mind when scheduling field work. The tropics are currently brewing up a few areas of potential development in the eastern Atlantic, but steering currents are light and none of those are expected to affect the Southeast for the next week. Two of those areas are likely to develop into Paulette and Rene.