For the remainder of the week, significant precipitation will be mainly confined to the Southeast and
Northwest. Rainfall could reach 2 to 4 inches in the eastern Gulf Coast region and along the southern Atlantic Coast, while similar amounts can be expected west of the Cascades. During the weekend, a developing storm will produce widespread, generally light precipitation across the Plains and upper Midwest. Precipitation could locally top an inch from the southern Plains to the Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, warmth will expand eastward, resulting in near- to above-normal temperatures nationwide by early next week.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- to above-normal temperatures and precipitation across the majority of the nation. Cooler-than-normal conditions will be limited to California and parts of neighboring states, while drier-than-normal weather will be limited to the southern Atlantic region.