A warmer, but still active pattern for the Heartland
Slow-moving storm systems will continue to spin across the Northwest and Southeast, respectively. The Northwestern storm will maintain cool conditions in the western U.S. and result in widespread showers across northern sections of the Rockies and High Plains. In addition, the Northwestern storm’s trailing cold front will result in daily rounds of thunderstorm activity from the Plains into portions of the Mississippi Valley.
Meanwhile, additional rainfall in parts of Virginia and the Carolinas could total 2 to 5 inches or more, leading to possible flooding. In contrast, little or no precipitation will fall during the next 5 days in California, New England, and the Southwest.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide, except for cooler-than-normal conditions in parts of the south-central U.S.
Meanwhile, below-normal rainfall in the middle and northern Atlantic States and from the Pacific Northwest to the northern High Plains should contrast with wetter-than-normal weather from the southern half of the Plains into the Midwest and much of the Southeast