A slow-moving disturbance currently crossing the nation’s mid-section will drift eastward, reaching the Northeast by Thursday. Locally heavy rainfall associated with that disturbance could reach 1 to 3 inches or more in the Midwestern and Eastern States. Subsequently, a new storm system will emerge from the West late in the week.
Hot weather in advance of the late-week storm will result in significantly above-normal temperatures in the central and eastern U.S. Widespread triple-digit heat (high temperatures of 100° or greater) can be expected during the mid- to late-week period on the central and southern Plains.