As shoppers gear up for the annual Black Friday shopping spree after Thanksgiving, the weather will be generally quiet across the United States.
As many as 97 million shoppers plan to shop on Black Friday, according to a holiday spending survey conducted for the National Retail Federation.
Following the expected East Coast storm, a large area of high pressure will set up shop in the central and eastern United States, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Leister said.
"It will produce drier weather," he said.
It will be dry and chilly across the Northeast. Dry conditions are also expected in the Plains and Pacific Northwest.
The exceptions will be in California where an area of low pressure will bring light rain or showers from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Leister said.
Some showers are also possible in Florida from Jacksonville to Miami as an easterly flow sets up across the state.
A weak low pressure system could bring snow to far northern Minnesota to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Leister said.
The National Retail Federation survey polled 6,201 consumers and was conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics from Nov. 1-7, 2013. The consumer poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.3 percentage points.
A train of storms will continue to deliver rain to the Pacific Northwest with one particular storm this weekend likely to be the strongest of the bunch.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with strong winds, areas of heavy snow, wind-swept rain and thunderstorms.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring unsettled weather to the British Isles and northern Europe this week.
Residents of Seattle and western Washington will want to keep rain gear handy as wet weather continues to move through the region.
Conditions will turn dry for San Francisco this weekend and last into next week.
Arctic outbreak into Northwest - blizzard ID/ WA/OR - heavy snow coastal sections Walla Walla, minus 20 degrees for new December low.
Arctic outbreak drops low to between 5-15 below zero, setting many records.
Philadelphia, PA (1992)
60 degrees - tied record set in 1928. Only time in 1992 that the city broke or tied a record high.