Posted November 22, 2018 7:49 p.m. EST
Much of the eastern third of the country can expect dry weather on Friday. Showers are most likely along the Atlantic coast of Florida to coastal Georgia. In this area and in the Carolinas, an ocean breeze will cause above-normal tides and minor beach erosion. After a frigid start, temperatures are expected to moderate under sunshine in the Northeast and a southerly breeze in much of the Midwest.
A storm is expected to spread rain from the lower Plains to the Mississippi Valley. Thunderstorms are also expected in regions closer to the Gulf Coast. A few thunderstorms could cause flooding.
Much of the Rockies and High Plains will be between storms and mainly dry. A few snow showers are expected in the central and northern Rockies.
Much of the Southwest will be dry and sunny, while a storm will push inland across the Northwest. Rain and high-country snow are in store from Northern California to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, northern Nevada and northern Utah. Expect blizzard conditions in the Rockies on Saturday and parts of the central Plains and western Great Lakes region from Saturday night to Monday.
FOCUS: Stormy Weather Looms
After a dry, cold day on Friday, a storm system will arrive in the Northeast, bringing rain from the Carolinas to the Middle Atlantic. While the heaviest rain will be in North Carolina and Virginia, precipitation could start as ice in the North.