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A major ice storm will span from Oklahoma to Minnesota making for hazardous road conditions, and many areas across the US will see more snow today, while severe weather strikes Texas; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Freezing rain to span central US and upper midwest

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast freezing rain over a large swath of the central US and upper midwest affecting at least eight states today.

Freezing rain, with the potential of snowfall in some areas, will occur over Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and northern Michigan.

Mixed precipitation in some areas

Unrelated to the large ice storm over the central US, a wintry mix could occur in several areas today including Northern California, along with the western areas of Washington and Oregon, north-central New Mexico, northern Pennsylvania, and portions of both southern and northeastern New York.

Where it’s snowing today

Snow will still continue to fall over several states in the West today including portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Large area of severe weather over Texas

As a cold front collides with warmer weather, at least one-quarter of Texas will experience severe weather today throughout the central and eastern portions of the state, spanning from the southern border with Mexico to the center of the state, and eastward towards Houston.

The area of most concern spans from Waco to Canton in the north and beyond Killeen in the South, bringing the threat of damaging winds and large hail, particularly in the afternoon and evening.

Likewise, throughout parts of Texas, heavy rain will bring the risk of possible flooding overnight.

Today’s US highs

West: San Francisco 60, Los Angeles 72, Reno 58, Las Vegas 74, Salt Lake City 52, Denver 46.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 48, Portland 56, Boise 49, Billings 46, Cheyenne 38, Bismarck 32, Rapid City 40.

Southwest: Las Vegas 74, Phoenix 85, Tucson 83, Albuquerque 70, El Paso 80, San Antonio 76, Brownsville 87.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 60, Dallas 66, Oklahoma City 37, Kansas City 35, Minneapolis 37, Madison 62.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 63, St. Louis 72, Indianapolis 66, Detroit 58, Cincinnati 68.

South: Houston 78, New Orleans 81, Memphis 71, Nashville 72, Birmingham 77, Atlanta 75, Charlotte 73, Jacksonville 80, Tampa 85, Miami 80.

East: Norfolk 65, Washington, D.C. 63, New York 52, Buffalo 46, Boston 46, Bangor 40.