Strong storm system heads east today to affect much of the eastern third of the country with widespread shower and storm activity. Heavy rain will be possible in all areas with an inch or more of accumulation possible over the next 24 hours. Severe weather chances increase later today also from the Mid Atlantic south through the Carolinas and into eastern GA and north central FL with severe wind gusts as the highest threat with a few tornadoes possible and isolated large hail. The highest risk for severe storms looks to be from southern VA southward through the eastern Carolinas.
A weaker type system will move from the Pacific Northwest today southeastward through the weekend to the central Plains and Midwest bringing scattered showers and maybe a few storms to these areas. Warmth builds north ahead of this system with highs possibly getting 15-25 degrees above average into the 70s with a few 80s for the western High Plains today, central Plains and western part of the Midwest on Saturday and the eastern areas of the Midwest on Sunday.