Climate Prediction Center: Likely Warm West, Cold East
If you like warm weather, you many want to head west for the next week or two. This is because temperatures are likely to be above normal for many areas of the western United States over this time period, according to the latest 6-10 day temperature outlook from the nation’s Climate Prediction Center.
The 6-10 day temperature outlook in a probabilistic forecast produced by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), which is a center focusing on analyzing climate data and providing climate outlooks for the country. The 6-10 day temperature outlook calls for a likelihood of above normal temperatures across the western United States. This means that for cities like Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Portland, temperatures will likely be above normal.
For instance, Denver is forecast to reach temperatures in the mid 70s on Thursday, well above normal for this time of year, and will stay relatively warm through the weekend into next week.
For the eastern United States, temperatures are likely to be below normal according to the CPC, meaning that cities like Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte will likely be below normal. Over the next few days, cooler air will settle across the eastern United States, bringing cold and even snow.
For precipitation over the next week to two weeks, the most of the country will likely stay dry, with the immediate west coast having the highest probably of being wet. After intense storms across the northwestern United States over the last few weeks, more storms are likely on the way, meaning cities such as Portland and Seattle will likely deal with more rain and high elevation snow.
For Seattle, for example, rain showers are in the forecast for the next several days.
For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.