Rain and higher elevation snows possible across much of the Northwest

A series of storms will continue to bring rain and high elevation snow to the Northwest U.S. and northern California for the remainder of the week. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. Strong winds are likely to the lee of the Cascades and Sierra, according to the National Weather Service.

A low pressure system lifting northeast through southern Canada will drag a cold front through much of the central U.S. over the next couple days. Prior to the frontal passage, temperatures across the central and eastern U.S. will be well above normal. Afternoon maximum temperatures may climb as high as 20 – 30 degrees above normal.