Late-week moisture ahead, focused across the Corn Belt


Late-week moisture ahead, focused across the Corn Belt

Precipitation in the middle and southern Atlantic States will end later Monday. Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest will receive periods of generally light precipitation, which at midweek will spread as far east as northern sections of the Rockies and High Plains. Mostly dry weather will prevail in other areas of the country.

However, during the mid- to late-week period, precipitation should develop over parts of the Southwest and spread across the Plains, mid-South, and Midwest. There is the potential for late-week snowfall across the upper Midwest, while 5-day rainfall totals could reach an inch or more in the mid-South and neighboring regions.

Warmth across the nation’s mid-section will peak during the first half of the week before shifting eastward.

Elsewhere, southern California’s wildfire threat should diminish after mid-week.

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 across the South from the Four Corners region into the lower Rio Grande Valley.

Meanwhile, wetter-than-normal weather will dominate the northern and eastern U.S., as below-normal precipitation will be limited to the nation’s southwestern quadrant—from central and southern California to the southern half of the High Plain.