A storm brewing in the western Gulf of Mexico will spoil the better part of the holiday weekend in the South with rain and could cause flooding problems in a few locations.
The storm could hinder your hunt for a Christmas tree or attempts to hang the outdoor holiday lights.
As the storm tracks northeastward, drenching rain will spread slowly from the Texas and Louisiana coast late Friday to the Carolinas Saturday and Saturday night.
The rain still affecting the Florida Peninsula Thursday will slip to the south Friday, only to return by Saturday.
While the rain will be unremarkable for most areas, isolated locations could receive a couple of inches from the storm causing urban, flash and small stream flooding.
As the storm comes in contact with below-freezing air over parts of the central Appalachians and the mid-Atlantic coast, there could be a bit of ice and snow for a time.
Another storm during the middle part of next week will bring another dose of rain and possibly locally severe thunderstorms to the South.
Keep checking on AccuWeather.com for updates as Joe Bastardi's "December to remember" continues over much of the nation.