For the remainder of Friday, precipitation will occur as a disturbance crosses the central and southern Rockies. On Saturday, precipitation (rain and snow) will overspread the south-central U.S., with rain lingering through the weekend across southern Texas. Also during the weekend, wet weather will return to the Northwest, with precipitation expected to spread as far south as northern California. The combination of wet weather and melting snow will lead to river rises and possible flooding from Washington to Montana. Most of the nation will experience warmer-than-normal weather early next week, followed by a subsequent return to cold conditions in many areas east of the Rockies.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for below-normal temperatures across the eastern two-thirds of the nation, while warmer-than-normal weather will prevail in the West. Meanwhile, below-normal precipitation across much of the western and central U.S., including California, will contrast with wetter-than-normal conditions in southern Florida, southern portions of the Rockies and High Plains, and a broad area stretching from the Great Lakes region into the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States.