Fox News Weather Center

System to Usher Cool Air, Showers into West

A low pressure system tracking across the West will deliver cool and damp weather to part of the region heading into the middle of the week.

The Northwest and northern Rockies will feel the main impacts from this system, but some across the Southwest will be influenced as well.

People across the Northwest may want to keep their umbrellas with them on Tuesday as rain moves through the region. However, gusty winds may cause some umbrellas to flip inside out.

Cool winds will also blow across northern and central California, but the rain associated with this system is expected to miss most of the drought-stricken state.

Meanwhile, the winds howling in the Plains and southern Rockies ahead of this system will raise the risk of wildfires.

The pool of chilly air will shift eastward for Wednesday as the low tracks into the Plains.

Precipitation will also shift eastward, spreading showers across the Plains and snow over portions of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.

This shift in precipitation will allow for dry conditions to return to the West Coast states, also breezy conditions may still linger.

The cool weather over the West won't last for long as high pressure builds in over the region to close out the week.

This will cause temperatures to climb above normal yet again, the trend that has dominated the West through a majority of the year.