Posted October 28, 2018 9:22 p.m. EDT
The Northeast will remain stormy Monday as a fast-moving system spreads rain and a few thunderstorms across New England. Rain and high-elevation snow showers will expand over the interior Northeast as chilly air arrives. The cool air will also extend over the Carolinas.
High pressure will keep the South mainly dry. The dry conditions will also expand across the Midwest, which will be calmer after the weekend.
In the wake of the high-pressure system, warmer air will begin to move east across the Plains. Rain-weary Texas will continue to be dry. Still, flooding is expected to continue along the major rivers in the eastern and southern parts of the state.
A cold front will cause temperatures to fall and a few showers to develop in the Dakotas and the northern Rockies. Periodic rain and mountain snow will continue moving into the Northwest. Drier weather will return Monday evening into Tuesday, with stormy conditions projected to resume midweek.
High pressure will also keep the Southwest dry. Gusty winds may increase the risk of wildfires in Southern California.
Focus: Possible Flooding Rain in Midwest
Flooding may occur along streams and in urban areas across parts of the Ohio and lower Mississippi valleys on Wednesday and Thursday as heavy rains fall across the region. Ground and air travel are expected to be disrupted. Total rainfall may reach 4 to 6 inches from Arkansas to Ohio.