After dropping widespread rainfall across Texas, a slow-moving storm will bring drenching rain to the Gulf Coast this weekend.
Residents in New Orleans will be spending most of the Mother's Day weekend dodging raindrops. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain is likely in the Big Easy.
Some of the rain over the lower Mississippi Valley could be heavy enough to cause flash and urban flooding incidents.
Downpours will even reach as far north as portions of the Ohio Valley by Sunday.
The central Gulf Coast region does not need the rainfall as desperately as Texas. However, portions of Florida continue to experience severe to exceptional drought conditions.
The dark red areas on this National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map indicate the worst drought areas.
Along with the rain will come the potential for locally gusty thunderstorms. Fortunately, AccuWeather.com meteorologists do not expect any widespread severe weather outbreaks this weekend, including Mother's Day.
On Sunday, the heaviest rain will begin to shift away from Louisiana towards portions of northern Florida that desperately need the rain.The hardest-hit drought areas may not get widespread rain until Sunday night and Monday.
The widespread rainfall is expected to stay west of the TPC Sawgrass Golf tournament near Jacksonville, Fla.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Terre Bone Parish, LA (1915)
Hurricane hit with 140-mph winds. The storm wrecked 90 percent of the buildings in town. Central pressure of 951.9 mb; 275 killed, $13 million damage.
St. Louis, MO (1927)
Tornado 300 feet across with a 4-mile path crossed river. Twister killed 72, caused $22 million damage. Total of 81 dead from outbreak and $25 million damage.
Colorado Springs (1959)
A storm produced 28 inches of snow.