First Snowmen and Snow in Many Areas–A Week of Winter Weather Ahead

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People in Michigan made their first snowman, while other areas are seeing their first snowfall of the season, as a series of storms has brought winter weather warnings and freezes will continue across the US this week.

Winter weather and a chilly week ahead

It may not say winter on the calendar, but all the things that come with winter are getting started this week. Snow, lake effect snow, and a wintry mix will be in store from coast to coast throughout the week. On Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a number of winter-related weather alerts spanning the country.

Here’s the latest NWS forecast over the next three days around the lower 48.

Tuesday: Mixed precipitation will span from the Northwest, across parts of the West across the central US, delivering snow to south-central Montana and Western Wyoming. Farther east, snow will fall over the northern regions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. At press time on Tuesday, Michigan had already seen 7 inches in some areas and residents had built the season’s first snowman. A wintry mix will also extend from Michigan over portions of the Northeast into Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Wednesday: Snowfall is forecast over north-central Colorado. Mixed precipitation will extend over Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, with spots of wintry mixes over portions of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Farther south, mixed precipitation is forecast over eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, and southwestern Virginia.

Thursday: Another storm will deliver another round of mixed precipitation to the Northwest, bringing a wintry mix to portions of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. To the east, mixed precipitation will continue over Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Vermont, while farther south, another day of a wintry mix over eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, and southwestern Virginia.

NWS winter weather alerts

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a number of winter-weather alerts across the US.

Winter weather advisory: the Great Lakes region; Wisconsin; northern Michigan; south-central Wyoming; north-central Colorado.

Freeze warning: Maryland; Delaware; south-central, southern and eastern Pennsylvania; northern New Jersey; southern New York; northeastern Kansas; northern Missouri; southeastern Iowa; central Illinois; southern Indiana; southern Ohio; central and eastern Kentucky; western and northern West Virginia; northern Virginia.

Frost advisory: Maryland; Delaware; New Jersey; southern Connecticut; eastern Tennessee; eastern Kentucky; northern Virginia.

Southern corridor to see thunderstorms, rain this week

Thunderstorms and rain are forecast throughout the week along the southern corridor of the US. Here’s a look at what to expect over the next several days from the latest NWS forecast:

Tuesday: Storms will stretch from West across Texas across the South to the east, into the Southeast and mid-Atlantic. Thunderstorms are forecast across most of Texas, southern Oklahoma, western Arkansas, and northern Louisiana, southern Florida, and portions of the mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday: Again, thunderstorms from Texas to the mid-Atlantic.

Thursday: Rain will extend from Texas across the southern corridor into parts of the Southeast, while much of Florida will see thunderstorms except the western Panhandle.