A developing storm system across the Midwest may bring Eastern North Carolina the first significant widespread rainfall since October 27. Most of the rain is expected to fall late Saturday through early Sunday morning. North Carolina has been experiencing one of the worst droughts ever recorded in the history of the state. It is too early to determine how much rainfall will occur but the any rainfall would be welcomed. The rain is unlikely to put much of a dent in the drought since some areas of the state are as much as 25 inches below normal for the year. The Greenville/Washington area is just over 18 inches below normal for 2007.