Early next week, the East will remain warm with temperatures in the 80s from Kentucky to southern New England. From the Carolinas southward to Florida it will also be dry and quite warm.

Monday, torrents of rain will fall from Texas to the lower Midwest with flooding expected. Severe thunderstorms will also rumble at this time.

The Southwest will be dry with seasonable temperatures.

The region from the northern Plains to the northern Rockies will remain on the cold side with light snow due in Montana and northern Wyoming.

Story by AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.