Warmth will expand from the Gulf Coast into the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic states by Memorial Day, but the wet and stormy weather will persist in the Plains, and expand across the Mississippi Valley.
Chilly, wet weather will morph into a warm, humid pattern later this weekend into next week, one that will remain unsettled, especially in the Plains and Mississippi Valley.
Severe thunderstorms will erupt over West Texas late tonight and tonight, but they'll become more widespread over a larger percentage of the Plains states later tomorrow and Saturday.
After a brief cool spell, much of the country from the Plains on east will turn warmer Friday through Sunday, but there will also be more clouds, showers and thunderstorms around as well.
An active weather pattern is shaping up for much of the county this week, including a tropical threat along the Southeast Coast, and plenty of summer warmth.
The weather overall is rather quiet now, and it will be warm in much of the country. Be on the lookout for tropical development next week, and for severe weather to break out on the Plains.
While snow flurries were seen in Pennsylvania and New Jersey last week, an area of disturbed weather may develop in the Bahamas next week; this is weeks ahead of the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
A southern stream storm will move off the Carolina coast tomorrow night, keeping the Northeast largely dry. Most of the rest of the country will have a quiet stretch of weather the rest of the week.