Better weather ahead in the new week...
A complex and sprawling storm system will continue to influence weather conditions across much of the eastern half of the U.S. into the weekend. Additional precipitation will be heaviest from the northern Mid-Atlantic region into southern New England, where as much as 3 to 5 inches of rain will cause flooding.
Meanwhile, dry weather will return to the Plains, while precipitation will spread farther inland across the West. Precipitation currently over the Northwest will reach the Intermountain West on Saturday and the central and southern Rockies on Sunday.
The 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- to below-normal precipitation across the majority of the nation.