Mother Nature is going to be delivering yet another round of snowstorms spanning from the West to the East over the next two days; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.
Forget the fact that we’re into the middle of spring. Thursday and Friday are going to bring widespread snow across the nation.
On Thursday, a wide band of snow will span from the West to the country’s midsection. The National Weather Service is predicting snow for southern Montana, eastern Idaho, the entirety of Wyoming, most of Utah and Colorado, with heavy snowfall around Denver and surrounding areas, which is expected to continue into Saturday.
Snow will also fall on southern South Dakota, the entirety of Nebraska, the southern half of Iowa, northern Kansas, northern Missouri, and eastern Illinois.
Mixed precipitation on Thursday could also transform into snowfall for southern Wisconsin and Michigan, the northern areas of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. A wintry mix with a chance of snow is also on tap for Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Eastern Massachusetts, and Maine.
On Friday, the snowstorms move east, bringing snow to the upper Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast. Accumulations of up to 4-6 inches are likely.
Seattle, Washington, a city famous for the amount of rainfall it receives is experiencing a dry April. So far, the city has had 13 straight days without measurable rain. By contrast, some of the typically driest cities in the West have had more rain than Seattle in April.
So far this month, Los Angeles has seen 2.68 inches, San Diego 3.9 inches and Las Vegas 0.16 inches. The driest April Seattle has ever experienced was 1956 when the city saw only 0.33 inches of rain for the month.
West: San Francisco 60, Los Angeles 75, Reno 60, Las Vegas 81, Salt Lake 47, Denver 32.
Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 69, Medford 75, Boise 53, Billings 40, Minot 41, Rapid City 37.
Southwest: Phoenix 87, Albuquerque 72, El Paso 84, San Antonio 79, Brownsville 80.
Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 82, Dallas 74, Oklahoma City 71, Kansas City 51, Minneapolis 45.
Ohio Valley: Chicago 47, St. Louis 60, Detroit 44, Cincinnati 53.
South: Houston 77, New Orleans 74, Memphis 69, Atlanta 69, Charlotte 68, Jacksonville 71, Tampa 68, Miami 85.
East: Norfolk 62, Washington, D.C. 53, Buffalo 37, New York City 51, Boston 48, Bangor 38.