Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
WASHINGTON (March 21, 2013)--Much of the United States can expect a warm spring and persistent drought, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
Government forecasters said above-normal temperatures are predicted across most of the Lower 48 states and northern Alaska.
The forecast offers little relief for the drought-stricken Midwest and Southwest.
Half of the country is still experiencing moderate to exceptional drought.
Late snowmelt will bring a threat of river flooding along the upper Mississippi.
North Dakota is at the most risk of flooding from the Red River.
A cooler spring is predicted for the Pacific Northwest and northern Great Plains, drier-than-normal conditions are on tap for the West and Gulf Coast, and Hawaii is expected to be cooler and drier than usual.
The spring outlook covers April, May and June.