A warm pattern from the Plains, eastward

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High pressure will maintain dry, increasingly warm weather across the eastern third of the nation, though locally heavy showers and thunderstorms will persist along and south of a stalled frontal boundary in the Southeast. Meanwhile, an upper-air disturbance will produce locally heavy downpours in the Corn Belt and central Great Lakes. Heat will prevail over… Read more »

A quiet pattern ahead for the Heartland

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During the next several days, a few showers will linger along the southern Atlantic Coast. Meanwhile, a surge of Southwestern moisture will interact with a cold front crossing the central U.S. As a result, 5-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 2 inches from the Four Corners States into the upper Midwest. In contrast, little… Read more »

A warm, dry pattern for much of the Heartland

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During the next several days, the primary weather features will be a cold front crossing the southern and eastern U.S., followed by a mid- to late-week surge of monsoon-related moisture and its interaction with a storm developing over the nation’s mid-section. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher amounts, along… Read more »

A warm pattern to prevail across the Heartland

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A developing storm system over the northern High Plains will drift eastward, reaching a position just north of the Great Lakes by early next week. Cool air trailing the storm will overspread the Plains and Midwest— although heat will return to the High Plains by Monday. Hot weather will also prevail across most of the… Read more »

An active pattern ahead for the Plains, Corn Belt

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A low-pressure system currently centered over the nation’s mid-section will drift northeastward, crossing the upper Great Lakes region on Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms along the storm’s trailing cold front will linger across the southern and eastern U.S. through Thursday. In the storm’s wake, most of the U.S. will experience a period of dry weather. However,… Read more »

A wetter pattern from the Plains, eastward

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During the weekend, a monsoon-related moisture surge will begin to interact with a cold front crossing the northern U.S., resulting in showers and thunderstorms from the southern Rockies into the upper Midwest. Locally heavy rain will persist into early next week across the upper Midwest and neighboring regions. As a result, 5-day rainfall totals could… Read more »

A wetter pattern for the eastern-half of the Nation

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For the remainder of the week, shower activity will be mostly limited to the Great Lakes region and the lower Southeast. During the weekend, rainfall will increase in coverage along and near the Gulf Coast and in the southern Atlantic States. Meanwhile, the latest surge of monsoon-related moisture will spread from the southern Rockies across… Read more »

Warm, largely dry pattern for the Heartland

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A cold front pushing into the South will continue provided limited relief from hot, dry conditions. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches across the lower Southeast, with the highest amounts expected in Florida. However, unfavorably dry weather will persist in the south-central U.S., including the western Gulf Coast region. Meanwhile, cooler air… Read more »

A seasonal pattern for the Heartland

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Early in the week, torrid weather will persist from Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley. However, slightly cooler air will arrive across the South as the week progresses. Meanwhile, heat will build eastward across the nation’s northern tier, reaching the upper Great Lakes States by mid-week. By week’s end, near- to above-normal temperatures will dominate… Read more »

Cooler days ahead for much of the Corn Belt

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During the next 5-days, heavy showers (locally 1 to 3 inches) can be expected in parts of the Southwest and lower Southeast. Much higher totals (possibly 6 inches or more) may occur in portions of Florida. Some of the Southwestern showers will spill onto the southern Plains, primarily across western Oklahoma and the panhandle of… Read more »