In the West, mild, dry weather prevails in most areas during a lull between storms. However, scattered rain and snow showers linger from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies.
On the Plains, a few patches of light rain and drizzle are confined to southern portions of the region. Throughout the region, mild weather favors some late-season winter wheat development.
In the Corn Belt, some light rain is falling from Iowa to Ohio. Substantial amounts of corn and some soybeans remain in the field in the eastern Corn Belt.
In the South, warm, dry weather favors late-season fieldwork, including winter wheat planting and cotton, peanut, and soybean harvesting.
Outlook: During the early- to mid-week period, a plume of moisture will result in as much as 1 to 3 inches of rain from eastern Texas to the Mid-Atlantic States. In contrast, dry weather will prevail for the remainder of the week across much of the Plains, western Corn Belt, and Southwest. Elsewhere, significant precipitation (1 to 4 inches or more) will occur from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies. Meanwhile, early-week warmth across the eastern half of the U.S. will be replaced by a short-lived cold snap. Toward week’s end, however, temperatures will begin to rebound across the South and East, while some very cold air will arrive across the northern Plains and the West. The NWS 6- to 10-day outlook for November 19-23 calls for abovenormal temperatures across the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., while colder-than-normal weather will prevail in the West. Meanwhile, above-normal precipitation in many areas, including the northern Plains, the Midwest, and much of the West, will contrast with drier-than-normal conditions across the central and southern Plains, the Gulf Coast region, and the middle and southern Atlantic States.