Three large-scale features will affect the country through the weekend producing showers, storms, and above-average highs.
First, a trough will move from the Plains to the Northeast through the weekend producing scattered showers and a few storms. Today's activity will be from south TX to New England with a few severe storms possible near the cold front from northern AR to western NY. Saturday, activity moves east affecting areas from the Mid-Atlantic to New England and more of an isolated chance further south into the Southeast. Sunday, just a few lingering showers possible still in New England, and possibly south FL as well where the cold front continues to exit this region.
Next, an upper ridge builds into the Plains by Sunday following the exiting trough and will bring above-average highs from KS and CO north to the Dakotas and MT and east to MN, WI, UP of MI, IA, and northern IL.
Finally, another trough approaches the west coast through the weekend bringing showers to northwest WA with increasing showers chances building southward throughout Sunday through the rest of western WA, western OR, northern CA, and could make it as far east as central OR and the CA/NV state line during the overnight.