Southeast starting to dry out following days of rain, flooding

A storm moving into Southern California will bring much-needed rain along the coast and snow in the mountains of the Southwest.   

Some of that energy will spread into the Southern and Central Plains Thursday and Friday. 

The national forecast for Wednesday, March 3. (Fox News)

The national forecast for Wednesday, March 3. (Fox News)

There‚Äôs an elevated fire danger risk across Arizona on Wednesday and then into the Southern High Plains on Thursday with dry, windy conditions. 

Precipitation in the Southeast over the last 24 hours. (Fox News)

Precipitation in the Southeast over the last 24 hours. (Fox News)

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The Southeast will begin to dry out after days of rain and flooding in some areas, like Kentucky

Brad Newnam crosses a flooded East Main Street while checking on businesses in the area in downtown Beattyville, Ky., on Tuesday. Heavy rains caused the Kentucky River to flood most of downtown Beattyville. (AP/Lexington Herald-Leader)

Brad Newnam crosses a flooded East Main Street while checking on businesses in the area in downtown Beattyville, Ky., on Tuesday. Heavy rains caused the Kentucky River to flood most of downtown Beattyville. (AP/Lexington Herald-Leader)

The Northern Plains and Midwest will enjoy very mild temperatures for this time of year — some areas feeling warmth of 20 to 30 degrees above average.