Flood advisories remain in effect with scattered flood warnings where the heaviest rain is falling.
A new system moving onshore over the West Coast will spread rain and mountain snow across the entire region over the next several days.
Rain will also reach southern California overnight into Friday.
Much cooler temperatures will settle in behind this front.
The recent well-above-average temperatures in the Northern Plains come to an end Thursday as a cold front brings much cooler air to the region.
The passage of this front will also end the gusty winds that are contributing to Thursday’s critical fire danger.