Summary of Article: Big Storms that cause flash floods, landslides and other natural disasters are becoming more prominent. Climate change has directly affected this increase of big storms as research has shown. However, new studies have shown that precipitation will increase in the US with different regional variations. Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., may have discovered that rainstorms may become more frequent and intense if greenhouse gas emissions remain at current levels. Humidity is the key factor to behind the increase of flash floods. Extreme precipitation is likely to increase with rising temperatures because of growing atmospheric humidity, leading to a higher risk of flash flooding nationwide. Climate scientists believe these predictions have already started to come true, as New England and Louisiana have had some serious flooding throughout the last several years. Some areas in the country will not be effected by such storms. The Northwest is likely going to see more intense winter storms, but summer thunderstorms will probably not increase in intensity. These increased amount of storms may seem welcoming to areas with drought, but its not. Heavy rainfall in areas of drought can lead to soil erosion, also washing away plants that help the soil absorb moisture.