Between now and the end of the weekend, episodes of heavy rain will impact the the entire area from the southern Plains to the mid-Appalachians. Rain will fall north and south of the area shown on the map, but this is where we feel the heaviest rain will be. In some instances, total rainfall during the period will exceed 5 inches.

With the ground already wet through much of this region and with streams and rivers running at higher than normal levels, flooding is almost certain to occur.

Story by AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.