Weather

An active pattern to continue across the Heartland

A storm system currently accelerating northeastward into eastern Canada will continue to draw cold air southward across the Plains and Midwest.

By Saturday morning, low temperatures across the southern half of High Plains should range from 15 to 25°.

Meanwhile, showers along the storm’s trailing cold front will linger across the South through the weekend and into early next week. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches or more from eastern Texas to the central and southern Appalachians. Early next week, the interaction between lingering cold air and moisture over the Northeast could lead to a period of accumulating snow and sleet.

Elsewhere, a new Pacific storm system will deliver another round of beneficial moisture across northern and central California, starting on Sunday, and will eventually produce generally light precipitation across the remainder of the West. In contrast, mostly dry weather will prevail during the next 5 days across southern Florida and parts of the northern Plains.

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of below-normal temperatures across the West and northern High Plains, while warmer-than-normal weather will prevail along and east of a line from eastern New Mexico to Lake Superior.

Meanwhile, below-normal precipitation across the southern Plains and along and near the Gulf Coast should contrast with wetter-than-normal weather across the remainder of the country.

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