A pattern shift will bring more storms through to the United States Pacific coast.
The drought-stricken areas of the West Coast will continue to get some relief in the coming weeks.
Like the rain and snow this weekend, some of the precipitation with these storms could be heavier, allowing accumulating snow in the mountains and significant rain at lower elevations.
A few waves of moisture moving in will bring precipitation to northern California, Oregon and Washington again before the middle of the week.
As long as the rain falls at a steady rate, the very dry ground will be eager to soak up as much of the moisture as possible. A lot of rain in a short amount of time, instead, could bring flooding.
This pattern would need to hold on for quite some time in order to make a significant dent in the large drought spanning the West.
As of January 2014, more than 18 inches of rain would be necessary to reverse the effects of the drought from the coast of Washington, along the Pacific Ocean and all the way to southern California. Some areas would need twice as much.
In addition to wetter soil, these storms will bring down the wildfire threat. Additional snow could help boost the ski resorts from Cascades to the Sierra where there has been a need for West Coast snow so far this winter.
A fast-moving snowstorm will sweep through the Plains and Midwest through the middle of the week, but its impacts come during the busiest travel time of the year.
A storm with rain and heavy snow will cause major disruptions and delays for Thanksgiving travel on the East Coast and in the Appalachians.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized Monday for his harsh criticism of the National Weather Service's lake-effect snow forecasts.
Areas of snow and ice will create slippery travel for some northern states on Black Friday, while the weather will cooperate for shoppers over most of nation.
Temperatures will plummet across the Minneapolis area following Thanksgiving Day as frigid air holds through the weekend.
Rounds of tropical downpours threaten to cause flooding across the Philippines this week with the danger also spreading to Vietnam.
Thanksgiving Weekend blizzard begins. A total of 21.5 inches of snow in Denver (26th-27th). Zero visibility at Limen, Co, for 24 consecutive hours.
New England (1888)
Hurricane passed inside Nantucket over Cape Cod. Later crossed Nova Scotia Block Island- 84 mph wind gust.
North Dakota (1896)
Thanksgiving Day Blizzard. "Wind Velocity and snowfall never equalled before."