Near-seasonal pattern ahead for the Heartland
A cold front will stall near the middle and southern Atlantic Coast, contributing to lingering showers from Virginia to Florida that could total 2 to 4 inches or more.
Much of the remainder of the country, from southern California to the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, will receive little or no rain during the next 5 days. Occasional precipitation will continue, however, in the Northwest, while a few late-week showers will dot the central and southern Rockies.
Elsewhere, warmth will shift eastward across portions of the nation’s mid-section, eventually leaving a ribbon of warmth sandwiched between separate areas of below-normal temperatures in the West and from the Mississippi Valley eastward.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures across much of the country, while cooler-than-normal conditions should be limited to the Southeast and Northwest.
Meanwhile, near- or below-normal rainfall across most of the U.S. will contrast with wetter-than-normal weather in southern Florida, the mid-Atlantic coastal plain, and the nation’s northern tier from Washington to northern Minnesota.