A parade of weather systems to impact the Heartland in the coming days
During the next few days, back-to-back storm systems will cross the nation from west to east. The initial storm, currently centered over the middle Mississippi Valley, will reach the Northeast by mid-week.
The trailing system should reach the middle Mississippi Valley early Friday, before crossing the middle Atlantic Coast on Saturday.
Five-day rainfall could total 1 to 3 inches or more from the eastern Plains into the southern Corn Belt and middle Atlantic States.
Late in the week and during the weekend, a pair of Pacific disturbances will result in cool, showery, unsettled weather in the Northwest, with weekend freezes possible at many interior locations.
In contrast, dry weather will prevail during the next 5 days in much of California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest.