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Florida Downpours Persist, Will Provide Little Relief to Drought-Stricken Areas

Wet conditions will continue to plague the Sunshine State through the rest of this weekend and into early next week.

Soggy conditions will be a result of a stationary boundary that has been stalled across the Southeast since the middle of the week.

This boundary will straddle the region acting as a conveyor belt for Gulf moisture to come onshore with showers and thunderstorms.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun, "A stalled frontal boundary, combined with a very moist air mass, will continue to trigger continuous showers and thunderstorms through this weekend."

This pesky boundary will remain locked into place across the state through the beginning of next week, and possibly as late as the middle of next week.

It will create an enhanced flooding risk in northern Florida.

However, the elevated flooding risk is not a widespread issue for all of Florida.

More than 6 million Florida residents are currently experiencing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor as of July 30, 2015.

The southern tip of Florida is the region of the state that is suffering the most from drought as much of the Southeast coast is under severe or extreme drought.

Despite the heavy rainfall expected in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida, this weekend, the drought-stricken areas of the state will have little-to-no relief as these storms stay well to the north.

"The heaviest thunderstorms will appear to miss most of South Florida, from Orlando to Miami, which would bring relief to the severe drought currently over the area," Rathbun said.

A slight change to the weather pattern will occur at midweek, which could bring some relief to South Florida by week's end.