A wet, active pattern for much of the Heartland

The short-term threat of Southeastern freezes has ended, although cold weather will continue to lurk to the north, across the Great Lakes and Northeastern States. Periods of rain, sleet, and snow will accompany the chilly conditions in the Midwest and Northeast. In addition, locally heavy showers can be expected later Friday across the interior Southeast. Farther west, mostly dry weather will persist on the Plains, where a very warm weekend will be followed by a cooling trend. Similarly, slightly cooler air will overspread the West, accompanied by a return to wet weather in parts of California. Five-day precipitation totals in northern California could reach 1 to 5 inches.

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- to above-normal temperatures and precipitation across much of the nation. The greatest odds of warm weather can be expected across the South, while wetness will be most likely in California and the Great Basin. Exceptions to the warm, wet pattern should include cool weather in California and the Northeast, and mostly dry conditions in the upper Great Lakes region and from the Rio Grande Valley to Florida.

5-Day Precipitation Totals

NOAA’s 6- to 10- Day Outlook

NOAA’s 8- to 14- Day Outlook



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