Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
246 PM EDT Fri May 29 2020
Valid 00Z Sat May 30 2020 - 00Z Mon Jun 01 2020
...An end to the recent very wet weather pattern across the Central to
...Severe weather threat across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday...
...Record high temperatures possible this weekend from the Northern
Rockies into the Northern High Plains...
...Elevated to Critical fire weather conditions across the Southern Great
Basin on Saturday...
A cold front moving off the east coast on Saturday will bring an end to
the recent very wet weather pattern that has plagued large portions of the
country from the mid section of the nation into the Southeast. Locally
heavy rains possible along this front across coastal sections of the
Carolinas on Saturday. Otherwise, much of the nation will see dry weather
over the next two days.
An exception to the mostly dry weather across the country will be along
portions of the west coast from northern California into the Pacific
Northwest. A strong upper level low will be moving northeastward across
these areas Saturday into Sunday, setting the stage for heavy rains and
potentially severe weather.
On the southeast side of this strong upper low, gusty winds and low
relative humidities will support Elevated to Critical fire weather
conditions over portion of the Southern Great Basin Saturday.
Ahead of the area of heavy rains over Northern California into the Pacific
Northwest, record high temperatures are possible Saturday across the
Northern Great Basin into the Northern Rockies and into the Northern High
Plains on Sunday. Temperatures will be 20 to 25 degrees warmer than
average across these areas. In contrast, below average temperatures are
expected to push eastward from the Upper Mississippi Valley/Great Lakes
region on Saturday and into the Northeast on Sunday.
Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd.php