Going into this week, a moist atmosphere along with a train of storms will allow the pattern to be pretty conducive to a widespread heavy rain event. Along with heavy rainfall, flooding could be an issue. Due to the severity of the drought, and forecasted breaks in the heavy rainfall. The flooding threat doesn't appear to be extremely high at this time, but with such high forecast rainfall amounts, this is definitely being watched as we get into this event. Below is the drought AS OF FEBRUARY 13, 2018.