Torrential rains that pelted the drought-stricken South and Southeast during late March and early April swelled many rivers from low flow to flooding. As of Saturday, many rivers of northwestern Florida and southern Georgia were still flooding more than one week after the end of the triggering cloudbursts.

This latest spell of dry weather will not last as another bout of heavy rain will threaten further rises in river levels early in the week.

Showers and thunderstorms, some with torrential downpours, will spread east from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the southern Atlantic Coast Monday through early Tuesday.

Rainfall locally reaching 4 inches or more will douse an area centered over Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and northwestern Florida. Urban and small stream flooding will be the most common adverse impact. Where bigger rivers are already high or flooding, any heavy rain could cause marked rises in water level.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.