More rain ahead for the central, southern Corn Belt
A weekend storm system crossing the northern Plains and Midwest will produce widespread rainfall totaling 1 to 2 inches. However, rain will largely bypass the upper Great Lakes region and the Red River Valley of the North.
Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms across the interior Southeast—starting on Sunday—could result in 5-day rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches or more. In contrast, dry weather will prevail during the next 5 days in California, the Great Basin, and the Desert Southwest.
Elsewhere, cool weather will continue across much of the country. For example, weekend freezes may occur across the interior Northwest, while occasional frost and freezes can be expected from the northern Plains to the interior Northeast.
By early next week, high temperatures above 80° will be mostly limited to California and the Deep South.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of below-normal temperatures along and southeast of a line from Texas to Wisconsin, except for lingering warmth across Florida’s peninsula. Warmer-than-normal weather will also prevail west of the Rockies.
Meanwhile, near- or below-normal precipitation across most of the country should contrast with wetter-than-normal conditions in southern Texas and the Atlantic Coast States