Cold returns to Midwest, Northeast as storm moves out to sea

The Northeast was soaked by rain on Friday, but the weekend will be cool.

More than 2 inches of rain fell across much of the region on Friday, including 2.01 inches at JFK Airport in New York City, 2.66 inches in Westwood, New Jersey, and 3.28 inches in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Behind the rain showers is colder air that is pushing its way into the area. Temperatures will fall throughout the day on Saturday and return to more seasonable values for this time of year -- 30s and 40s -- by evening.

By Sunday morning, wind chill values will range from the teens to 20s for much of the Ohio River Valley and the Northeast.

Round of western storms

Numerous low pressure systems have developed in the northern Pacific Ocean and will trek eastward. This means that unsettled weather is in store for the Pacific Northwest.

The first system will arrive onshore late Saturday afternoon bringing rain from Washington to Northern California. Higher elevations in this region can expect snow.

Such conditions are going to make travel in the Northwest tricky this weekend. With the upcoming holiday and increased traffic, drivers should be extra careful and plan for slow travel and possible impassable roads.

The system will linger in the area through Sunday afternoon, only to be followed by another low -- and more rain -- Sunday night into Monday.