A major storm system moved through the Southeast, delivering heavy rains and tornados from east Texas to Alabama Wednesday, adding to the recent precipitation totals for that region. Over the last four days, heavy rains have fallen from Nebraska and the western Corn Belt to the Southeast, and those rains are likely to ease drought conditions slightly in areas where it’s still a concern. Another system is expected to sweep through the Southeast Thursday and into Friday; meanwhile, the northern Plains — namely North Dakota — remains a growing drought concern, especially given the lack of precipitation there from recent weather systems. The same system bringing more rain to the Southeast will deliver high winds (a common feature in much of the eastern half of the country in the next two days) and snow potential from the central Corn Belt east. Once that system’s moved through, Friday will feature a clear radar picture, dominated by a high-pressure system that will eventually usher in the next weather system moving in from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. See more from the latest outlook.