Mild, largely drier pattern ahead for the Heartland
A storm system crossing the central Plains will reach the lower Great Lakes region by Thanksgiving Day. Snow will linger through the remainder of Tuesday in parts of the upper Midwest, while additional rainfall could total an inch or more in parts of the southern and eastern Corn Belt.
Thanksgiving Day, November 26, should feature mild, generally tranquil weather nearly nationwide, with scattered showers confined to the eastern U.S. and portions of the Gulf Coast region.
Subsequently, heavy rain will develop across the South, while a surge of colder air will arrive late in the weekend and early next week across the Plains and Midwest
Late-week rainfall could reach 2 to 4 inches or more from eastern Texas to the southern Appalachians.
Elsewhere, little or no precipitation will fall during the next 5 days across the northern Plains, as well as California, the Great Basin, and the Desert Southwest.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures and near- or below-normal precipitation across much of the country.
Cooler-than-normal conditions should be limited to the South, extending as far north as the lower Ohio Valley, while wetter-than-normal weather will be confined to the East.