Freeze Warnings From Southwest to Mid-Atlantic, Red Flag Warnings in West

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Freeze warnings extend across the US from New Mexico to Pennsylvania as wintry weather moves east over the next 2 days, while red flag warnings have been issued for 4 states in the West and 3 states in the southeast.

Freeze warnings and wintry weather

Several storm fronts will bring wintry weather to various spots across the nation on Wednesday with mixed precipitation in some areas and snow and others, according to today’s forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS).

In the West, snow is forecast over portions of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Mixed precipitation is forecast over portions of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

In the Midwest, mixed precipitation is forecast over portions of Nebraska and Kansas.

In the central US and East, mixed precipitation is forecast for portions of the upper Midwest, Ohio Valley, Southeast, mid-South, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Portions of northern New York and northern Vermont could see heavy snow.

NWS weather alerts for Wednesday: Freeze and red flag warnings

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following alerts for Wednesday.

Hard freeze warning: northern and central New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, western, northern and eastern New York; northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, northern Maine.

Freeze warning: northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, southeastern Nebraska, southern Iowa, Missouri, southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana; central and southern Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, western South Carolina, northeastern Georgia, western North Carolina; western and northern Virginia; West Virginia, western, southern and eastern Pennsylvania

Red flag warning: Arizona, southern Utah, southeastern Colorado, Eastern New Mexico; southeastern Georgia; South Carolina; western North Carolina.

Severe weather threat along Atlantic Coast

The NWS has forecast the possibility of severe thunderstorms along the Atlantic coast spanning from North Carolina to Massachusetts.

Threats include strong, damaging winds and small hail is possible. Most areas are under a Level 2 Slight Risk of severe weather. Storms are expected to move offshore by 5 PM, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s US weather: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

West: San Francisco 58, mostly sunny; Los Angeles 64, cloudy; Reno 64, partly cloudy; Las Vegas 78, windy; Salt Lake City 55, rain; Denver 38, snow.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 72, mostly sunny; Medford 76, sunny; Boise 63, sunny; Cut Bank 59, sunny; Billings 53, sunny; Minot 58, partly cloudy; Rapid City 47, sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 91, windy; Albuquerque 72, mostly sunny; El Paso 79, sunny; San Antonio 72, partly cloudy; Brownsville 80, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 57, partly cloudy; Dallas 64, partly cloudy; Oklahoma City 61, partly cloudy; Kansas City 51, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 45, mostly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 47, rain; St. Louis 54, partly cloudy; Detroit 44, mostly sunny; Cincinnati 47, mostly cloudy.

South: Houston 71, sunny; New Orleans 67, sunny; Memphis 59, mostly sunny; Atlanta 57, Wendy; Charlotte 69, windy; Jacksonville 84, sunny; Tampa 81, partly cloudy; Miami 85, thunderstorms.

East: Norfolk 76, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 64, thunderstorms; Buffalo 40, snow; New York City 66, thunderstorms; Boston 67, thunderstorms; caribou 40, rain.