A developing storm over the eastern Gulf Coast will deepen significantly as the system moves northeastward to the Carolina Coast by Friday morning. The storm will develop light to moderate rain over the interior central/eastern Gulf Coast on Thursday that will move into the Southeast Coast by Thursday evening. The rain will become moderate to heavy along the Virginia/North Carolina Coast by Friday morning. Another storm over the Central Plains/Middle Mississippi Valley will be blocked from moving to the East Coast and surrender its upper-level energy to the developing storm over the Gulf Coast/Southeast by Friday. Light to moderate rain will develop along the boundary over the Middle Mississippi Valley and move to the Ohio Valley/Tennessee Valley while intensifying to moderate to heavy rain by Friday morning. This image was taken by GOES East at 1515Z on February 7, 2013.