Those living in the Southeast and Northeast are going to get a few last shots of rain to add to 2022’s annual rainfall totals as a storm system takes aim at ending the year on a wet note.
Rain and thunderstorms will begin on Thursday across the Lower Mississippi Valley, drenching locations like Houston and Little Rock, Arkansas, according to the FOX Forecast Center.
With potent moisture and energy fed from the Gulf of Mexico, some storms have the potential to turn severe.
Heavy rains that could lead to flash flooding, along with damaging wind gusts are the primary threats from any severe storms that form, though an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.
By Friday, the rain will expand east across much of the Southeast, with rain likely in New Orleans and Nashville.
Widespread rainfall totals of 1-2 inches are likely in the region with isolated amounts of 3 inches possible along the Florida Panhandle.
On the final day of 2022, showers and thunderstorms will stretch from Florida north into Ohio. Again, soaking rains of a half inch to an inch are likely, and these widespread rain and storms will likely impact New Year’s Eve plans.
While severe weather is unlikely, heavy rain could lead to some flooding issues in populated areas to put a damper on any outdoor celebrations.