Severe Weather in Central US, Nor’easter Brings Flooding, Snow in West

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A large swath of severe weather and strong winds will span the nation’s midsection, while a nor’easter brings flooding rain to the East Coast, and the West will see rain, snow, and a wintry mix over several states.

Severe weather “very likely” across central US

Severe weather is forecast to span the country’s midsection stretching from Texas to Nebraska on Tuesday, then the threat moves south on Wednesday. Strong thunderstorms capable of producing severe weather will hover over central and northern Texas, Central Oklahoma, Central Kansas, and south-central Nebraska, with the threat continuing overnight into early Wednesday.

The strongest threat of severe weather, rated “very likely” is over south-central Kansas, central and western Oklahoma, and north-central Texas from Abilene to Wichita Falls, Fox reported. A “likely” threat stretches from central Texas northward, through Oklahoma and Kansas, to south-central Nebraska.

NWS weather alerts for the central US

Strong, gusty winds will also be prevalent throughout the region, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue wind advisories and high wind watches for portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Minnesota for Tuesday. The NWS also issued red flag warnings to parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Warnings as Nor’easter dumps “life-threatening” flooding rain

A nor’easter was delivering flooding rain to parts of New England and the Northeast on Tuesday. The strong storms, high winds, and heavy rainfall, between 3-5 inches in some areas, is predicted to continue into Wednesday, Fox reported. “Life-threatening” flooding was occurring in New Jersey as of Tuesday morning, with water rescues underway, CNN reported.

NWS weather alerts for the Northeast

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood watches, warnings, and advisories to portions of central and northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southern New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts for Tuesday.

Snow and a wintry mix over the west

The NWS has forecast rain over northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well as in the Southwest over Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Snow is forecast over portions of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado on Tuesday. Snow will be possible over portions of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado on Wednesday.

A wintry mix as possible over portions of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.

NWS weather alerts for the West

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado on Tuesday. A flash flood watch was issued along the Southern California coast near Los Angeles for Tuesday.

Severe weather threat for the South on Wednesday

The thunderstorms and severe weather over the nation’s midsection on Tuesday will move east on Wednesday, while the area of severe weather will drop to the south posing a threat over southeastern Texas, central and southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the Western Florida Panhandle, according to the latest national forecast by the NWS.