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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats Shift From Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will shift from the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will linger through the weekend across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina this weekend. Read More >

With all of the recent heavy rain, the moderate to severe drought conditions on May 5th took a hit and by May 19th most of the drought area dropped two categories.   Drought conditions continued to diminish or completely disappear throughout the month of May.  Keep in mind, the weekly drought monitors are slow to respond as we have to make up for several dry months.