Over the past week, a band of very heavy rain fell across southern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Widespread 6-inch rainfall amounts have resulted in minor to moderate flooding, especially over the southern half of Mississippi. Close to 40 communities are in flood over the Southeast U.S.
Here is a summary of rainfall. I have highlighted the core of prolonged drought over Georgia by the blue dashed line. Note that almost the entire region of drought received 3- to 6-inches of rain. This will significantly reduce drought impacts, especially short-term drought impacts such as upper soil moisture and smaller tributary stream flows.