QUIET THROUGH THURSDAY: High pressure has settled into the Deep South bringing a dry and stable air mass to the region. The dry weather is the story today, tomorrow, and Thursday as we are forecasting mostly sunny, pleasant afternoons with highs in the 60s. The next several nights will be fair, and will remain chilly with lows in the 30s and 40s.
ACROSS THE USA: An atmospheric river will continue to bring flooding rains, strong winds, coastal flooding and high surf to southern California today. Heavy snow will continue across the Sierra and spread into parts of the Great Basin today. A storm system will bring heavy rain and the threat for flash flooding across Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands through Thursday.
WET WEEKEND WEATHER: Clouds return Friday ahead of a cold front, and some rain will likely move into the northern half of the state, but most of the day Friday will be dry. Highs remain in the 60s Friday. The front will stall across the state for the weekend, and unsettled weather will continue Saturday, Sunday, and even Monday with periods of rain and embedded thunderstorms these three days. Rainfall totals will be in the the 1 to 2 inch range, with isolated higher amounts possible. Highs hold in the 60s over the weekend.
REST OF NEXT WEEK: We are forecasting highs mostly in the 50s, lows in the 30s most of next week, which are right at seasonal values for mid-February. After the rain departs Monday, most of next week will be dry.
BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.
WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 111.6F at Jervois, Australia. The lowest observation was -60.9F at Summit, Greenland.
CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 78F at Gila Bend, AZ. The lowest observation was 1F at Saranac Lake, NY.
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