Heavy Western Snowstorms Build as Eastern Storms Subside

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The winter weather is subsiding for the East Coast, while the West will see an onslaught of heavy snow in several states. Meteorologists issue warning over freezing rain in 3 states in the upper Midwest. Expect dry conditions for most of the nation.

Heavy snow for parts of the West

Portions of the western US will be dealing with heavy snowfall, prompting winter storm warnings in several states.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of heavy snow possible over portions of Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Snow is also forecast over portions of Utah and Colorado.

Mixed precipitation is also forecast over northern areas of the West including portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada and Utah.

The NWS has issued the following weather alerts for Monday:

Winter storm warnings: northwest and eastern Washington; northern and southeastern Idaho; southwest Oregon; northern and north-central California; western Wyoming.

Winter weather advisory: eastern and southeastern Washington; northeast, northwest and southwest Oregon; northern, central and southeastern Idaho; western Montana; western and southeastern Wyoming; northeastern Utah; western Colorado; south-central and northeastern California; western Nevada.

Ice storm for upper Midwest

The National Weather Service is warning of a potential ice storm over the upper Midwest affecting North-central Iowa, Eastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.

Mixed precipitation is forecast for the area including portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Today’s US forecast: Monday, January 4, 2021

West: San Francisco 57, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 64, mostly sunny; Reno 49, rain; Las Vegas 61, mostly sunny; Salt Lake City 45, partly cloudy; Denver 53, sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 48, rain; Medford 49, rain; Boise 44, rain; Cut Bank 42, mostly cloudy; Billings 49, mostly sunny; Minot 41, sunny; Rapid City 50, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 69, sunny; Albuquerque 53, sunny; El Paso 64, sunny; San Antonio 77, sunny; Brownsville 81, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 62, sunny; Dallas 66, sunny; Oklahoma City 56, sunny; Kansas City 42, foggy; Minneapolis 39, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 36, cloudy; St. Louis 42, cloudy; Detroit 34, cloudy; Cincinnati 42, partly cloudy.

South: Houston 73, partly cloudy; New Orleans 68, mostly sunny; Memphis 55, partly cloudy; Atlanta 56, mostly sunny; Charlotte 53, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 63, sunny; Tampa 68, partly cloudy; Miami 73, rain.

East: Norfolk 47, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 46, partly cloudy; Buffalo 34, cloudy; New York City 46, partly cloudy; Boston 38, cloudy; Caribou 25, partly cloudy.