Weather

Quite unsettled across much of the Heartland

Rather unsettled weather can be expected across the U.S., with 5-day precipitation totals forecast to range from 2 to 8 inches in northern and central California; 2 to 4 inches in the Pacific Northwest; and 1 to 2 inches in a broad area stretching from the northern Rockies and Intermountain West to the central Plains, mid-South, and Midwest. In fact, mostly dry weather will be limited to portions of the Deep South and the Atlantic Coast States. Meanwhile, a mid-week cold snap will bring another round of below-normal temperatures to the Midwest and East. Although the Southeast should escape additional sub-freezing temperatures, widespread readings below 20° should occur from the Great Lakes region into the Northeast. Toward week’s end, however, warm weather should return to many parts of the country.

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of above normal temperatures nearly nationwide, although cooler-than-normal conditions can be expected in the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, below-normal precipitation from southern Arizona into the Rio Grande Valley will contrast with wetter-than-normal weather in nearly all other parts of the U.S.

5-Day Precipitation Totals

NOAA’s 6- to 10- Day Outlook

NOAA’s 8- to 14- Day Outlook

 

 

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