Cool weather pattern to linger across the Heartland
Thursday, September 10, will feature a final day of sub-32° temperatures across parts of the far upper Midwest; this week’s freezes in that region are occurring approximately 2 to 3 weeks earlier than the normal date of the first autumn freeze.
Meanwhile, locally heavy showers will continue to spread inland across the middle and southern Atlantic States, with 5-day totals reaching 2 to 5 inches or more in some locations. Rain will also spread from the central and southern Plains into the upper Midwest, with 1- to 3-inch totals common from Texas to Wisconsin.
In contrast, no rain will fall during the next 5 days in the Far West and across northern sections of the Rockies and High Plains.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or below-normal temperatures from the central and southern Plains into the Midwest and Northeast, while warmer-than-normal weather will prevail across the West, Southeast, and northern High Plains
Meanwhile, near- or below-normal precipitation across much of the country should contrast with wetter-than-normal weather in the Pacific Northwest and from the western Gulf Coast region into the middle and southern Atlantic States