Heavy rains for the Southwest; showery weather to return to the northern, eastern Corn Belt
Showers currently spreading across the southwestern Corn Belt and environs will slide into the Southeast during the mid- to late-week period.
Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches or more from the Mississippi Delta to the southern Atlantic Coast. Meanwhile, heavy rain over western Texas will propagate westward, becoming embedded within the Southwestern monsoon circulation. Southwestern showers will remain locally heavy, with flash flooding possible.
In fact, 5day rainfall totals could exceed 4 inches in southern sections of Arizona and New Mexico. In contrast, little or no rain will fall through week’s end from the Pacific Coast to the northern High Plains.
Much of the Corn Belt will experience dry weather until late in the week, when showers will overspread the upper Midwest.