Low pressure will continue to provide a very soggy start to the week in the East while dry conditions will prevail in the West. The wettest part of the week will be the first half of the week in the East, with more than 3″ of rain possible for places like Cape Coral, Florida and Columbia, South Carolina. More than 2″ is expected for places like Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.
The rain in the east at the coast should exit in time to deliver a nice weekend for many places along the Atlantic coast.
Meanwhile, a dry spell will continue in the western U.S. with no rain expected at all for large parts of Washington, California, Nevada, and Arizona. While conditions are drying out in California, it has been an extraordinarily wet winter and spring. According to the National Weather Service today, California reservoirs are at 119% normal levels and at 88% capacity. While California is wet, wildfires are breaking out in portions of the state as dry winds dry-out fuels that grew in the latest rainy period. In Washington, though, drought conditions are taking root. In western Washington state, conditions are described as “severe drought”; unfortunately, no rain is expected there at all over the next 7 days.
The tropics around the United States are quiet too; as such, no extensive tropical moisture from a tropical cyclone is expected anywhere in the west, the Gulf, nor the East this week.