Milder, more unsettled days ahead for the Heartland
Unsettled weather will continue for the next several days from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies. Higher elevations of the Cascades and northern Rockies will receive significant snowfall, while local flooding may occur in western sections of Oregon and Washington.
Meanwhile, mostly dry weather will prevail during the next 5 days across the Plains, Southeast, and Southwest. However, scattered weekend showers will affect the mid-South, Midwest, and Northeast.
By early next week, warmth will return across areas from California to the central and southern High Plains, while chilly conditions will persist across the North.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide, except for cooler-than-normal conditions in the middle and northern Atlantic States.
Meanwhile, below-normal precipitation along and east of a line from eastern Texas to Michigan should contrast with wetter-than-normal weather in the Pacific Northwest, northern Rockies, and portions of the northern and central Plains.