The weather pattern will be unsettled in the Pacific Northwest through the weekend with on and off rain and snow showers mainly in WA, OR, northern ID, and western MT. Several inches of snow are possible in the WA Cascades, western MT, and northern ID.
Further east a low-pressure system is expected to get more organized in the southern Plains today and tonight and track east northeast through the weekend. Initially, rain showers will be quite scattered this afternoon and evening from parts of the southern Plains east to the Mid Mississippi River Valley. Precipitation coverage is expected to increase throughout Saturday and especially into Saturday evening in southern KS and southern MO then moving east through IL overnight Saturday into early Sunday, the Ohio River Valley the first half of Sunday, and into the Northeast Sunday evening and overnight. The majority of this precipitation should be rain, however, a changeover to snow can't be ruled out on the northern fringe of this area of precipitation in parts of north-central IL, northern IN, southern lower MI, and parts of OH.
A trough is also expected to move through the northern and central Plains Saturday night and into the Midwest on Sunday bringing mainly light precipitation to these regions including an inch or two of snow potentially in parts of MN Saturday night into early Sunday.