During the next 5 days, an active weather pattern will result in widespread, 1- to 3-inch rainfall totals , except for mostly dry conditions across the southern Plains and the Pacific Coast States.
By week’s end, heat will be suppressed across the South and briefly surge into the Northwest. By early next week, cooler weather will return to the Northwest.
The 6- to 10-day outlook  calls for near- to above-normal temperatures nationwide. Hot weather will be most likely across the Mid-South. Meanwhile, drier-than-normal weather in the Northwest and beneath a ridge of high pressure stretching from Texas to Florida will contrast with wetter-than-normal weather around the periphery of the ridge—from the Four Corners region northeastward across the northern Plains and the Midwest, then eastward into the Mid-Atlantic States.