Windy weather returns
The first half of the weekend should continue dry, while trending milder, as a stout south wind gets even stronger. Shower chances will increase on Sunday as a weak cool front approaches from the west.
Elsewhere, cool, stormy weather will engulf parts of the West. Some of the heaviest precipitation (1 to 3 inches) will fall from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies, although showers may also affect coastal California and parts of Arizona.
Meanwhile, windy, milder air will gradually expand from the nation’s mid-section to the East Coast.
By early next week, locally heavy precipitation will develop from Texas into the southern Ohio Valley.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- to above-normal precipitation across the majority of the U.S.