A change in the pattern ahead for next week

Generally mild weather can be expected nearly nationwide during the next several days. Meanwhile, periods of rain along the Gulf Coast and in the southern Atlantic States will result in 5-day totals of 1 to 3 inches. Early next week, rain will also shift northward into the Mid-Atlantic region. Farther west, high-elevation snow will spread… Read more »

More beneficial moisture ahead for the western U.S.

A series of Pacific storms will maintain unsettled weather across the western third of the nation, bringing much-needed rain and mountain snow to drought areas from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast States. Rain and snow associated with the lead disturbance will shift from the Four Corners into central and southern portions of the Plains… Read more »

A fairly active pattern across the Nation

The early- to mid-week period will feature drought-easing precipitation in California, with 2- to 5-inch totals possible. Toward week’s end, some additional storminess will arrive across northern California. Other parts of the West will receive generally light precipitation, except for some heavier amounts in the Pacific Northwest. Farther east, a winter storm will produce early-week… Read more »

A very mild pattern across the Heartland

During the next few days, storminess will be mostly limited to the Northeast and the Pacific Coast States. For the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday, wintry precipitation will continue across the interior Northeast, while rain will fall along and near the northern and middle Atlantic Coast. Meanwhile, heavy precipitation in the Pacific Northwest will shift… Read more »

Mild weather to dominate the Nation

Wet weather in California and elsewhere in the West will gradually wane during the next couple of days, with lingering showers shifting into the Pacific Northwest by week’s end. Meanwhile, a new area of precipitation will develop across the southeastern Plains and mid-South, eventually expanding across the South, East, and lower Midwest. In contrast, dry… Read more »

A mild, December pattern for the Heartland

A winter weather event from the lower Great Lakes region into the Northeast will end by mid-week. Meanwhile, heavy rain and high-elevation snow will continue to spread ashore in California, where storm-total precipitation could reach 2 to 4 inches or more from the Sierra Nevada to the coastal mountains of southern California. Late in the… Read more »

A mild pattern ahead for much of the Nation

During the next 24 hours, wintry precipitation (snow, sleet, and freezing rain) will spread from the mid- South into the Mid-Atlantic States. However, during the mid- to late-week period, mild weather will overspread much of the U.S., except for lingering cold conditions across the nation’s northern tier. Meanwhile, significant precipitation will arrive in California, starting… Read more »

A milder, but active pattern across the Nation

Over the weekend, rain and snow showers will gradually push southward into the California and the central Rockies as a new storm system intensifies off the Pacific Coast. Five-day total precipitation may exceed 4 inches (liquid equivalent) locally in California’s northern watersheds. However, little to no rain is expected in the Four-Corners Region. A Canadian… Read more »

More cold weather ahead for the Heartland

A brief period of weekend warmth will come to an end early next week across the Rockies, Plains, Midwest, and mid-South. Later next week, cold weather will become re-established in all areas of the U.S., except from California into the Desert Southwest. Meanwhile, weekend rainfall will become widespread along and east of a line from… Read more »

Cold pattern to slowly moderate

Additional surges of cold air will maintain significantly below-normal temperatures through at least the first half of the next week across the central and eastern U.S. Cool weather will also expand in the West, although warmth will linger in parts of California. Meanwhile, a developing storm system will produce widespread precipitation during the next several… Read more »