Hurricane Earl will threaten the Atlantic Seaboard on September 2-3, with rain squalls and gusty winds expected along the immediate coast from North Carolina to Maine. Meanwhile, a cold front—which will ultimately help to steer Earl away from the U.S. mainland—will produce locally heavy showers from Texas into the Great Lakes States.
Cooler air will trail the front across the Plains, Midwest, and Northeast, while warm conditions will return to the West.
The 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- to below-normal temperatures in the Atlantic Coast States and from the Pacific Coast to the northern High Plains, while warmer-than-normal weather will prevail across the remainder of the U.S. Meanwhile, wetter-than-normal conditions will be found from the northern Rockies into the upper Midwest.