The remnants of Nicholas will meander over the central Gulf Coast region during the next couple of days, delivering additional rainfall (3–6+ inches) from southeastern Louisiana into western Florida. Farther east, a low-pressure system north of the Bahamas will approach the middle Atlantic Coast and may soon become a tropical cyclone. Regardless of development, most of the significant tropical impacts should remain offshore. Elsewhere, a pattern change in the Pacific Northwest will result in cooler weather and widespread showers, starting on Friday. During the weekend, cool, showery weather will spread eastward across the nation’s northern tier—reaching northern sections of the Rockies and High Plains—and southward into northern California. However, generally dry weather will persist from central and southern California to the central and southern High Plains.