For the next 5 days, it's looking like the Northeast will really get in on the rain and clouds early in the 5 day period, but the Midwest won't get any rain as a new warmer air mass takes hold. This air mass will create a temperate 70 degree period over the work week, much to the Midwesterners excitement. The West Coast will remain wet with precipitation totals nearing 2.5 inches of rain in NW California. It can be said that the Midwest will be the main area to look for the 'Place to Be' of any given day in the next 5 or 6.
Height Anomalies (high pressure, low pressure anomalies for the next 5 days) look to be somewhat active for the nation. It looks like a more intense area of high pressure will cover the Midwest and Plains areas, while more of a lower pressure will set up in the Northeast.
What does this all mean?
The low pressure anomalies indicate more cloudy/rainy spells for the area, while higher pressure anomalies are associated with sunnier/calmer conditions.