For the remainder of the week, showers and thunderstorms will spread from the Midwest to the Northeast. Significant rain will be mostly confined to the western Gulf Coast region and the Northwest, although scattered showers will affect the nation’s northern tier.
Meanwhile, late-season warmth will prevail nationwide, except for cooler-than-normal conditions along the Pacific Coast and across the North. During the weekend, a surge of cooler air will reach as far south as the central Plains.
The 6- to 10-day outlook  calls for a continuation of above-normal temperatures across much of the nation. Cooler-than-normal weather will be limited to the immediate Pacific Coast and from Washington to Minnesota. Meanwhile, near- to below-normal precipitation cross the majority of the U.S. will contrast with wetter-than-normal conditions in southern Texas and across the North.