State sees drought and flooding all in one week
For most of 2017, Florida has been in the midst of the worst drought it’s seen in decades.
Very little widespread rain has fallen across the Sunshine State this year, which has led to a worsening drought with every passing week.
This week, however, all of that changed.
A stationary front parked itself over Florida, bringing a chance for rain and thunderstorms to the entire state nearly every day this week.
Tuesday and Wednesday were especially wet, and in the past week, some parts of Florida received upwards of a foot of rain.
Despite the dry conditions, all this rain had nowhere to go, and it resulted in widespread flooding for many parts of the state.
The chances for rain are dwindling in the coming days, but for Florida, June, July and August are typically its wettest months with increased chances for thunderstorms and a better chance for soaking tropical systems.