Get Ready for More Snow in the West and Severe Weather in the South

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Another round of heavy snow will be coming to the west and upper midwest over the next two days, while the south will endure another round of thunderstorms and potentially severe weather today; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Heavy snow for some portions of the Northwest and Northern Rockies on Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of heavy snow over portions of the northwest and the northern Rockies today. Portions of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming all have heavy snow warnings in effect.

Mixed precipitation is forecast throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota, as well as for portions of northern California, northern Nevada, northern Utah, western and northern Wyoming, northwestern South Dakota, and northwestern Minnesota.

Thunderstorms and severe weather in the South today

Thunderstorms will span across the Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys today, with the most severe weather forecast for portions of the southeast.

Thunderstorms will affect southern Missouri, southern Illinois, most of Kentucky, northern and eastern Arkansas, southern Louisiana, all of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and the southern half of North Carolina.

The most severe thunderstorms are forecast over the southern half of Alabama and Georgia, the southeast corner of South Carolina, and the northern regions of Florida including the Panhandle.

The largest threat today will be strong and potentially severe winds, but there is a low risk of hail and isolated tornadoes that exists as well.

Widespread snow in the West, Northern Rockies on Wednesday

A wide-ranging snowstorm will occur over the west on Wednesday covering all of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

In addition, most of Utah, the northern half of Nevada, the western half of South Dakota, northwestern Nebraska, a portion of northwestern Minnesota, and a portion of northern California could see snow.

Freezing rain is forecast for a significant portion of central and northern South Dakota, eastern and southern North Dakota, and the northern half of Minnesota.

Mixed precipitation is also forecast over all of Washington and Oregon, along the northern borders of California and Nevada, as well as portions of Utah, Colorado and northern Wisconsin.

Today’s US highs

West: San Francisco 62, Los Angeles 79, Reno 59, Las Vegas 78, Salt Lake City 62, Denver 68.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 49, Portland 50, Boise 46, Billings 49, Bismarck 59, Cheyenne 59, Rapid City 65.

Southwest: Phoenix 83, Albuquerque 69, El Paso 78, San Antonio 80, Brownsville 93.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 74, Dallas 67, Oklahoma City 65, Kansas City 69, Minneapolis 54, Madison 44.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 41, St. Louis 59, Detroit 45, Cincinnati 49, Indianapolis 44.

South: Houston 77, New Orleans 79, Memphis 59, Atlanta 57, Charlotte 61, Jacksonville 88, Tampa 85, Miami 88.

East: Norfolk 55, Washington, D.C. 54, Buffalo 46, New York 49, Boston 40, Bangor 39.