Over 92 percent of the western U.S. remains in a drought, with extreme drought or worse conditions covering almost 59 percent of the region.

Widespread, beneficial precipitation is expected over the next 10-14 days from the Sierra Nevada region, through the northern Rockies and into the northern Plains.

A persistent ridge of high pressure will lead to below-normal rainfall across the Northeast and especially New England.

Gusty winds and little rainfall is anticipated through the period across southern New Mexico.