Here is a classic example of feast or famine in the weather. A large swath of the country from the southern Plains to the mid-Appalachian region will get way too much rain in upcoming days, while the region from southern Georgia across Florida gets nothing at all. This is not unusual, since April and May are usually dry months in the Sunshine State. On the other hand, the lack of rain creates a greater risk of quickly spreading wildfires.

Some rainfall totals since mid-April include Tallahassee, Fla. at 0.24"; Orlando, Fla. at 0.02"; and Tampa, Fla. at 0.01". Savannah, Ga. has had 0.37".

Miami has faired a little better with 0.94".

Story by Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.