Record-setting warmth will continue for the foreseeable future in many areas from the Plains to the Atlantic Seaboard. The most anomalous warmth will prevail across the northern Plains, Midwest, and Northeast, where temperatures will continue to average at least 20 to 30° above average.
During the second half of the week, scattered, generally light showers will develop across parts of the South, East, and lower Midwest. Meanwhile, much more impressive precipitation totals will be observed in the West, with additional amounts of 4 to 8 inches possible in northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Toward week’s end, showers will spread as far south as Arizona and southern California.
The 6- to 10-day outlook calls for above-normal temperatures from the Plains to the East Coast, while cooler-than-normal weather will be confined to areas west of the Rockies.