Seasonal warmth, rainfall for much of the Heartland


Seasonal warmth, rainfall for much of the Heartland

Warm, humid, showery weather will linger into the weekend across the middle and southern Atlantic States, where additional rainfall could total 1 to 3 inches. Meanwhile, a slow-moving cold front will cross the central U.S. By early next week, the front—which currently extends southwestward from Montana—will be aligned from the Great Lakes States to the southern Plains.

Five-day rainfall totals, primarily in advance of the cold front, could total 2 to 4 inches in the upper Great Lakes region. Other areas from the eastern Plains into the Midwest could receive as much as 1 to 2 inches. In contrast, little or no rain will fall during the next 5 days from the Pacific Coast to the High Plains, except for isolated showers in the southern Rockies.

Elsewhere, a period of cooler-than-normal conditions in the Northwest will contrast with persistent heat across the Four Corners States and portions of the High Plains.

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide, except for cooler-than-normal conditions in the northern Great Basin and the Northwest.

Meanwhile, near- or below-normal rainfall for much of the country should contrast with wetter-than-normal weather across the nation’s norther tier from the Pacific Northwest into the upper Mississippi Valley, as well as most of the Ohio Valley and Southeast.

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