Near-seasonal weather pattern for the Heartland


Near-seasonal weather pattern for the Heartland

During the several days, a pair of fast-moving storms will cross the Northwest before affecting portions of the central and southern Plains, mid-South, Midwest, and Northeast.

Five-day precipitation totals could reach 2 to 4 inches or more in portions of the Pacific Northwest and 1 to 2 inches from the southeastern Plains into the lower Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, mostly dry weather will prevail across California and the Great Basin, as well as the northern Plains, Southwest, and Southeast.

Well into next week, cold conditions will be scarce and mostly limited to portions of the northern and western U.S.

At the same time, record-setting warmth will largely disappear, with weekend temperatures above 80° confined to the Desert Southwest, southern Texas, and peninsular Florida.

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide. The Deep South and upper Midwest will experience the greatest likelihood of warm weather.

Meanwhile, above-normal precipitation in the Pacific Northwest and most areas from the lower and middle Mississippi Valley to the East Coast should contrast with drier-than-normal conditions in a broad area covering much of California and the Great Basin, along with the Southwest, Plains, and upper Midwest.