Warm & dry weather, for now, across the Heartland
Tranquil weather will prevail nearly nationwide for the remainder of the week. In the Northwest, however, multiple disturbances pushing ashore will result in showery weather, including high-elevation snow.
Late in the week, precipitation will spread as far east as the northern High Plains and as far south as the northern Great Basin. Elsewhere, early-week snow showers will end across the Northeast, but late-week shower activity will increase in coverage and intensity along the southern Atlantic Coast.
For much of the week, warmth will dominate the West, though sharply colder air will arrive by Friday in California, the Great Basin, and the Northwest. Meanwhile, cold weather early in the week across the eastern half of the country will be gradually replaced by near- or above-normal temperatures.
From Tuesday through Friday, record-setting warmth should develop across portions of the northern Plains and upper Midwest, with temperatures topping 70° as far north as the Dakotas.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of below-normal temperatures from the Pacific Coast to the High Plains, while warmer-than-normal weather will cover the eastern half of the U.S.
Meanwhile, near-or above-normal precipitation across most of the country should contrast with drier-than-normal weather in northern New England, the western Gulf Coast region, and the Pacific Northwest.