Severe Weather and Flood Threat for South, Heavy Snow for New England

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A large swath of potential severe weather across the South spanning from Louisiana to North Carolina and a large scale threat of flooding, while snow for the upper Midwest and heavy snow over New York and New England.

Severe weather over the South with widespread flooding threat

The threat of severe weather will span over a large swath of the South into the Southeast on Wednesday stretching from Louisiana to North Carolina.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of possible severe thunderstorms over Southeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, the Western Florida Panhandle, southern and central Alabama, central and northern Georgia, South Carolina, and southern and southeast North Carolina.

The NWS is also warning of potential flooding over southern Louisiana, southern/central/northeastern Alabama, western and northern Georgia, southeastern Tennessee, northwestern South Carolina and southwestern North Carolina.

NWS weather alerts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following flood warnings and watches for Wednesday across the South.

Flash flood warning: northern Mississippi; central and northern Alabama, northern and central Georgia; middle and eastern Tennessee; northwest South Carolina; western North Carolina; western Virginia; southwest West Virginia; eastern Kentucky

Flash flood watch: northern Mississippi; central Alabama; northern Georgia; south-central Tennessee.

Flood warning: western Tennessee.

Winter weather advisory for Northeast with potential heavy snow over New York, New England

Possible mixed precipitation is forecast over parts of the eastern Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of the Northeast including Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont, with a winter storm warning and potential heavy snow over eastern New York and western New England areas.

Snow and wintry mix for upper Midwest, northern Ohio Valley

Snow is forecast by the NWS over portions of the upper Midwest including northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, central and northern Wisconsin, and northern Michigan.

A wintry mix is forecast by the NWS for portions of northern Illinois, central and northern Indiana, Michigan, central and eastern Ohio, descending into parts of eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Virginia.

Today’s US weather: March 31, 2021

West: San Francisco 78, sunny; Los Angeles 90, sunny; Reno 65, sunny; Las Vegas 76, sunny; Salt Lake City 54, sunny; Denver 54, sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 61, mostly sunny; Medford 78, sunny; Boise 58, sunny; Cut Bank 49, sunny; Billings 55, sunny; Minot 42, sunny; Rapid City 51, mostly sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 89, sunny; Albuquerque 62, sunny; El Paso 72, mostly sunny; San Antonio 73, windy; Brownsville 90, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 62, sunny; Dallas 67, partly cloudy; Oklahoma City 63, partly cloudy; Kansas City 51, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 36, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 43, partly cloudy; St. Louis 53, partly cloudy; Detroit 50, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 55, cloudy.

South: Houston 75, thunderstorms; New Orleans 81, thunderstorms; Memphis 52, rain; Atlanta 66, thunderstorm; Charlotte 70, thunderstorms; Jacksonville 86, thunderstorms; Tampa 88, partly cloudy; Miami 83, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 78, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 64, rain; Buffalo 50, rain; New York City 63, rain; Boston 67, mostly cloudy; Caribou 57, mostly cloudy.