Some cities flood while others can't buy a raindrop

It's only Wednesday and this week is already a significantly soggy one for a large population of the country.

Early this week, Detroit reported flooding after seeing a record rainfall of a little more than 4 1/2 inches.

 

On Tuesday, cities from Washington D.C. to Boston saw heavy rain, too. Some parts of the Northeast received nearly ten inches of rain in a single day.

 

That same system is moving farther Northeast, stretching from Connecticut to northern Maine, where some places could receive more than four inches of rainfall.

Out West, monsoon season is in full swing. The entire four corners region is under a flash flood watch.

 

Parts of Arizona received nearly three inches of rain yesterday, a significant amount for a state that usually only receives a little more than double that for the entire year.

Today, more rain is on the way for the Southwest.

Meanwhile, areas hardest hit by drought continue to stay dry. All of California hasn't seen much rain lately, and the areas under the worst drought haven't seen rain for a month  or more.

The drought in Texas has improved slightly, but there are still a few spots in the Lone Star State that are still desperate for moisture.

Now we just need to figure out a way to export the excess rain across the country to those who could really use it.

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