Storms moving across the US are causing flash flooding and snow in the Southwest, while the mid-Mississippi Valley and the South will be under the threat of strong to severe storms for the next three days which could bring damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.
Today’s weather is affecting two-thirds of the country causing accidents and delays.
Flooding rain and mountain snow are affecting the Southwest, while the mid-Mississippi Valley and the South are dealing with severe storms that will continue through Friday, bringing damaging winds, heavy rain, and the potential for hail and tornadoes.
For the next three days, additional rain is also forecast for the southern plains and into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys, and some flash flooding is possible.
Most at threat today will be Little Rock, Arkansas, Memphis, and northern Mississippi, areas that lie in Tornado Alley.
On Thursday, an increase in severe weather is expected to bring damaging winds, large hail, and even tornadoes.
Cities under threats will be Memphis and Nashville Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Paducah and Louisville, Kentucky.
Heavy rain in the Southwest and snow in the southern Rockies will continue for the next couple of days, where accumulation could reach 1-2 feet in some areas.
Large areas of mixed precipitation are spanning the US today, which could lead to snowfall, with accumulation possible over the next three days.
Northwest & Northern Rockies: A wintry mix with the possibility of snow is forecast for portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas.
On Thursday, snowfall is forecast for a large swath of Montana.
On Friday, heavy snow is forecast for portions of Washington, while snowfall is forecast for the entirety of Montana, heavy in some areas, as well as for western Wyoming, western and southern North Dakota, and Western South Dakota.
West & Southwest: Mixed precipitation with the possibility of snow is forecast for portions of the Southwest and southern Rockies, including the Sierra in California; central and eastern Nevada; most of Utah; western Colorado, which could see heavy snowfall on Friday; and northern New Mexico.
Upper Midwest: A wintry mix with the possibility of snow is forecast for portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
West: San Francisco 62, Los Angeles 70, Reno 64, Las Vegas 67, Salt Lake City 57, Denver 69.
Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 49, Portland 64, Boise 57, Bismarck 54, Rapid City 64.
Southwest: Phoenix 72, Albuquerque 66, El Paso 67, San Antonio 84, Brownsville 84.
Central & upper Midwest: Lubbock 74, Dallas 85, Oklahoma City 74, Kansas City 67, Minneapolis 49, Madison 50.
Ohio Valley: Chicago 49, Detroit 45, St. Louis 62, Cincinnati 59, Indianapolis 53.
South: Houston 82, New Orleans 79, Memphis 66, Atlanta 71, Charlotte 76, Jacksonville 82, Tampa 82, Miami 77.
East: Norfolk 66, Washington, D.C. 56, Buffalo 45, New York 55, Boston 53, Bangor 31.