During the next few days, the focus for active weather will shift to the West.
Meanwhile, a disturbance generating small amounts of rain and wet snow while crossing the nation’s mid-section will weaken.
Farther west, precipitation will expand into California by Friday and the Intermountain West during the weekend. At the same time, snow will spread across the nation’s northern tier. In contrast, mostly dry weather will prevail from the southern Rockies into the Southeast.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for below-normal temperatures across the northwestern half of the U.S., while warmer-than-normal weather will prevail in the South. Meanwhile, near- to below-normal precipitation across the majority of the U.S. will contrast with wetter-than-normal conditions from California northeastward into the Great Lakes region.