An active pattern across the northeastern-half of the Nation; severe storms & local flooding
A cold front currently crossing the Midwest will drift southeastward, reaching the northern and middle Atlantic States late in the week.
Scattered to widespread thunderstorms in the vicinity of the front could result in 1- to 3-inch rainfall totals across the nation’s northeastern quadrant. A second cold front will trail the first, moving across the north-central and northeastern U.S. during the weekend.
Meanwhile, a surge of moisture associated with the Southwestern monsoon circulation could lead to heavy showers and late-week flash flooding in the Four Corners States, the Great Basin, and the Intermountain West. In contrast, the Pacific Coast States and the northern Rockies will remain mostly dry, with an ongoing threat of wildfire activity. Mostly dry weather will also continue for the next 5 days in the nation’s mid-section, particularly across the southern Plains.