It'll be a soggy start to March, especially for parts of the South.
At least 9 states will be dealing with active weather on Super Tuesday, which could have an impact on voter turnout.
A complex storm system will bring flooding rains and severe storms to the area.
Flash flooding is possible from the Southern Plains to the Southeast tomorrow and Wednesday as multiple rounds of rain move across the region. A Slight Risk of excessive rainfall has been issued for areas where confidence is highest that scattered flash flooding could occur. pic.twitter.com/x3kabA68Bc
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) March 2, 2020
According to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, severe storms will be possible Monday through Thursday.
This multi-day event is due to a stalled out boundary that will be draped across the South and a slow-moving upper-level storm system.
The heaviest rainfall will be from the lower Mississippi Valley to South Carolina where rainfall totals could be between 3 and 6 inches.
Here's a look at the latest potential rainfall totals Tuesday through Thursday of this week: pic.twitter.com/fOLByt3Zzs
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) March 1, 2020
Unfortunately, the torrential rain isn't the only thing that will impact the South this week.
On Super Tuesday, the threat for severe storms will be possible from eastern eastern Texas to the eastern seaboard.
These storms will be capable of producing hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
In 2008, a powerful system impacted the Southeast which resulted in hundreds of storm reports.
In Tennessee and Arkansas, some polling locations were forced to close after many tornadoes touched down.
The South has been battered by heavy rains for the first couple of months this year.
For instance, parts of Mississippi saw 5-7 inches of rainfall in just a span of 10 days in February
The Pearl River crested at 36.77' 3rd highest on record and is ⬇️ 2". It'll be Thu morning before the water leaves these streets in northeast Jackson because another 1-3" is forecast: Flash Flood Watch 6 AM CT Tue - 6 AM CT Wed.#floods #flooding #mswx #jacksonms pic.twitter.com/BiSo7PBjxc
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) February 17, 2020
Many areas across the South are at least a foot or more above average for the year.
Over 80 gauges are still in flood stage.
Locally, light rain will be possible tonight with no threat of severe weather in the coming days.
The week ahead will yield above average temperatures as the jet stream retreats to the north, allowing for warmer air to filter into the region.