A colder, more active pattern across the Heartland
During the weekend, more tranquil weather will arrive across the country, aside from lingering precipitation (and windy weather) in the Northeast and scattered rain and snow showers from the Pacific Northwest to the northern High Plains.
Early next week, snow may develop in the Rockies and neighboring areas.
However, dry weather will prevail during the next 5 days in California, the Great Basin, the Desert Southwest, the central and southern High Plains, and an area stretching from the western Gulf Coast region into the lower Mississippi Valley.
Dry weather in drought-affected areas from California into the Desert Southwest will be accompanied by unusual warmth.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures across the eastern half of the U.S., while colder-than-normal conditions will prevail from the Pacific Coast to the High Plains.
Meanwhile, below-normal precipitation across Florida’s peninsula, New England, and parts of the Pacific Northwest should contrast with wetter-than-normal weather across the remainder of the country.