Updated computer model forecasts continue to bring Irene into the southeastern United States by the end of this week.
The exact location of the landfall still remains to be seen, but most computer models are locking into bringing the remnants of Irene into our area by late Saturday and Sunday of next weekend.
If Irene holds together, this could mean a significant rainfall for the area. Rain deficits continue to be quite big: 1.87" below normal for the month, 3.65" below normal since June 1, and 4.71" below normal for the year.
Forecasts will continue to be updated during the week as the system gets closer.
Here is a computer model projection of rainfall for next Sunday: