Heavy Snow for the Southeast, Scattered Snowstorms Across US

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Heavy snow is forecast over parts of the Southeast with rain farther south, while scattered storms across US will bring snow to portions of the Northwest, West, upper Midwest and Northeast; plus, today’s forecast.

Today’s weather alerts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following weather alerts for Friday:

Winter storm warning: eastern Tennessee; western Virginia; southeast West Virginia; northwest and western North Carolina; northwest South Carolina; northern and central Georgia.

Winter weather advisory: middle and eastern Tennessee; NW. South Carolina; western and central North Carolina; southern and southeast Virginia; southeast West Virginia; southeastern, central and north-central Kentucky; south-central Indiana; southeastern Montana; northeastern Wyoming; southwestern Oregon; northern California.

Winter storm watch: northern and central New Mexico; Lubbock and South Plains Texas.

Heavy snow for Southeast, rain farther south

Portions of the Southeast will see heavy snow, as well as a wintry mix, while areas farther south will see rain.

Heavy snow is predicted for extreme eastern Tennessee, western and central North Carolina, north-central and northeastern Georgia, western South Carolina and southwestern Virginia.

Mixed precipitation is forecast for portions of central and eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, southern West Virginia, the southern half of Virginia, North Carolina, in the northern portions of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

Rain is forecast farther south for portions of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and southern coastal North Carolina. Rain is also forecast in the western Gulf around the Florida coast from Tampa and areas south, as well as around Miami

Snow forecast for Friday

Besides the heavy snowstorm over the Southeast, there are three other storm fronts across the US delivering snow and a wintry mix.

Wintry mix: Mixed precipitation is forecast for portions of Washington, Oregon, northern California, northern Nevada, western Idaho, central Nebraska and north-central Kansas.

Northwest, Northern Rockies & West: Snow is forecast over eastern Idaho; western and southeastern Montana; central and northeastern Nevada; northern, central and south central Utah; southwestern, north-central and eastern Wyoming; southwestern North Dakota; western South Dakota; western Nebraska.

Northeast: Snow is forecast over northern Vermont into central and northern Maine.

Today’s US weather: Friday, January 8, 2021

West: San Francisco 57, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 72, partly cloudy; Reno 48, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 61, partly cloudy; Salt Lake City 42, mostly cloudy; Denver 47, sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 46, rain; Medford 46, rain; billings 39, snow; Minot 34, cloudy; Rapid City 35, snow.

Southwest: Phoenix 70, mostly sunny; Albuquerque 53, mostly sunny; El Paso 64, partly cloudy; San Antonio 60, sunny; Brownsville 70, sunny.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 46, partly cloudy; Dallas 49, partly cloudy; Oklahoma City 40, partly cloudy; Kansas City 35, cloudy; Minneapolis 23, mostly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 36, cloudy; St. Louis 37, cloudy; Detroit 31, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 36, cloudy.

South: Houston 56, partly cloudy; New Orleans 50, partly cloudy; Memphis 42, mostly cloudy; Atlanta 41, rain; Charlotte 38, rain; Jacksonville 58, partly cloudy; Tampa 67, mostly cloudy; Miami 77, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 42, rain; Washington, D.C. 40, cloudy; Buffalo 29, partly cloudy; New York City 44, partly cloudy; Boston 39, sunny; Caribou 23, snow.