Finally some relief for the Northwest today, rain for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and action coming for parts of the Midwest. Keep an eye on California, as record high temps are in the forecast for some areas. RC

West

After lots of action over the past several days, conditions are set to improve today over the Pac Northwest. Rainfall slows down this morning, with a few showers into the afternoon. When it is all over rainfall amounts over western Washington will be in the 2-to-6-inch range with some localized mountainous locations exceeding the 10-inch mark.

After a brief cool-down Friday, temps should climb over the weekend in the Northwest. A disturbance over the northern Rockies today brings rain and high-elevation snow from Idaho and Montana into Wyoming.

Northeast

Rain, moving from the Southwest visits the Northeast today. The action begins early from northwest Pennsylvania southeast to southeastern Virginia, including the Washington, DC area. The more widespread rain will reach eastern New England by tonight. The rain may come down heavy at times and some places could pick up close to an inch.

By Friday, rain may linger in eastern New England; otherwise the remainder of the region should be dry, but mostly cloudy.

Midwest

Moisture from the storm that pounded the Pacific Northwest Wednesday spreads all the way to the Great Lakes today. The system will have lost much of its punch by the time it reaches the Midwest so rainfall amounts are going to be considerably less than what they are getting in the Northwest.

Cold air action from Canada follows today's rain bringing showers into Friday. As it moves through, it turns the rain showers to snow showers over Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan Friday.

Areas of the northern Plains and northern Great Lakes will struggle to reach the mid 30s.