During the past 30 days, temperatures have averaged above normal for the eastern two-thirds of the lower 48. This large area of above-normal temperatures is likely to be reduced during early April. The most likely area to observe below normal temperatures during Week-2 extends from the Ohio and Tennessee Valley east to the mid-Atlantic. Above normal temperatures are more likely farther west of the Mississippi River, and increased chances of above-normal temperatures are forecast across the western CONUS.
Increased probabilities of below-normal precipitation for the mid-Atlantic, much of the Southeast, and Midwest. The largest probabilities of above-normal precipitation are focused along the Rio Grande Valley. Farther to the north, below-normal precipitation is favored across the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies with ridging aloft.