In this study, we quantify structural changes in the spatial distribution of rainbands in 63 landfalling TCs along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts of the United States between 1998 and 2014. We utilize the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) 3B42 product, which includes 3-hour instantaneous rain-rate measurements at a 0.25° × 0.25° resolution estimated from multiple satellites. Three variables are used to assess spatial changes in TC precipitation bands during the period around landfall; 1) area, 2) radial dispersion, and 3) azimuthal coverage. Calculations are made using two distinct precipitation thresholds, 0.254 mm hr-1 and 5 mm hr-1, in order to capture and compare changes in trace and moderate to heavy inner-core precipitation, respectively. Temporally, storms are evaluated 72, 48, and 24 hours prior to landfall; at landfall; and 24 and 48 hours post-landfall for both precipitation thresholds. We also evaluate if there is a correlation between TC precipitation change and landfall location. Precipitation area and radial dispersion are projected to increase on approach to landfall in conjunction with decreasing azimuthal coverage. We also expect there to be a geographical component to the changes we observe in the distribution of rainbands at the upper and lower precipitation thresholds as these storms interact with dry air and baroclinic zones in the mid-latitudes. By better understanding changes in precipitation bands around landfall, operational meteorologists will be better equipped to aid in public preparedness and provide improved rainfall forecasts to emergency management personnel.