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Rain to Soak the Gulf Coast to Wrap Up the Workweek

A developing storm system along the Gulf coast will bring heavy rainfall and the threat for flooding to much of the Southeast on Thursday and Friday.

The rain will be focused across central and eastern Texas as well as Louisiana on Thursday, Mississippi and Alabama Thursday night and then into Georgia and the Florida Panhandle on Friday.

The core of heaviest rainfall will be right along the Interstate 10 corridor from San Antonio to just west of Jacksonville. In this area, some locations could see upwards of 3 inches of rain.

The blinding downpours and ponding on roadways will be enough to cause travel delays at times.

"People driving through the heavy rain should exercise caution as it can lead to hydroplaning and ponding on the roadways," warned AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada.

This storm is associated with the same disturbance that has produced heavy snow in Colorado, eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle during the middle of the week.

As the storm system starts to move northeastward in Saturday, rain will linger across the Carolinas, especially in the morning. A cold front extending southward from the storm will also keep some showers across the Florida Peninsula.

The rest of the Southeast will get an opportunity to dry out over the weekend as sunshine returns.

These will be just the lingering effects of a storm that will likely bring accumulating snow to portions of the Northeast Saturday and Saturday night.