A mild January pattern across the Heartland
During the next several days, Pacific moisture and atmospheric energy will continue to push inland across the Northwest. The heaviest precipitation will fall across the northern tier of California and the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, a pair of winter storms will follow a similar path across the Plains and South.
Precipitation across the Plains will be widespread but generally light, while locally heavy rain (1 to 2 inches or more) may fall across the South. Little or no precipitation will occur during the next 5 days across southern California and the Southwest, as well as the Great Lakes and Northeastern States.
Most of the U.S. will continue to experience mild weather, with no imminent sign of a significant cold-air intrusion.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for above-normal temperatures in the northern and western U.S., while cooler-than-normal conditions will be confined to the South.
Meanwhile, near- or below-normal precipitation across most of the country should contrast with wetter-than-normal weather in southern Florida and the Pacific Northwest.