The remnants of Hurricane Odile will continue to influence Southwestern conditions, with an additional 2 to 6 inches of rain expected during the next 5 days in southeastern Arizona and southern New Mexico. Some of the heaviest rain will occur later Wednesday and Wednesday night, as Odile moves ashore and begins to weaken. Meanwhile, late-season warmth will continue across the remainder of the West and spread across the nation’s mid-section late in the week. During the weekend, near- to above-normal temperatures will dominate the U.S. Elsewhere, showers will be mostly confined to the Pacific Northwest and the Deep South—from Texas to Florida. During the weekend, however, a cold front will spark widespread showers from the Great Lakes region to the southern Plains.
Looking, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for above-normal temperatures in Florida and along and northwest of a line from Arizona to Minnesota. Cooler-than-normal conditions will stretch from the southern Rockies into the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States. Meanwhile, near- to below-normal precipitation across the majority of the U.S. will contrast with wetter-than-normal weather from the Four Corners region into the Rio Grande Valley, along the Gulf Coast, and in the middle and southern Atlantic States.