The weather has been fairly quiet through the second half of November; that trend will continue into the first weekend of December. However, following this, there are signs that the weather will turn more active as a trough of low pressure builds into the Eastern U.S..
High pressure will continue to dominate the nation’s weather, making for dry and bright conditions. One exception will be in the Carolinas, where there is the chance for a few scattered light rain showers. Another exceptional is the Northwest, where rain and mountain snow will invade all of Washington and Oregon as well as northern California, Idaho, and western Montana.
Temperatures coast-to-coast will be above-normal again for the most part. However, the Pacific Northwest coast and Northeast temperatures will be cooler than average.
High pressure will keep the Eastern U.S. sunny and comfortable, with near-to-above average temperatures. In eastern Texas and western Louisiana, light rain showers may break out as moisture rolls in from the Gulf of Mexico. The other region where precipitation is possible is the intermountain West, and that will likely be in the form of snow. A light to moderate snow is also forecast for many of the ski resorts in Colorado, especially Sunday night. Also on Sunday night, a Colorado low will likely form, developing into the storm we’ll be watching next week.