Severe Weather Throughout the Week, Snow Returns to the West


Severe weather and a flash flooding risk will continue throughout the week with significant threats on Tuesday and Thursday, snow and critical widespread fire weather returns to the West on Friday. The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts for Tuesday

Here are the current weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Tuesday.

Flood warning: eastern North Dakota; northwestern and northeastern Minnesota.

High wind watch: central and north-central Montana.

Wind advisory: southern California, northeastern Montana.

Red flag warning: southern Utah, eastern New Mexico, western and central Texas.

Fire weather watch: southern Nevada, northeastern Arizona, central and south-central Colorado, central and north-central New Mexico.

The 3-day forecast: Multi-day Severe weather threat, Snow in the West

At least three days of severe weather mostly affecting the central US, but a front could affect the east on Wednesday. Snow and critical fire weather returned to the West on Thursday. Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Tuesday: Severe weather for Central US, damaging winds

Thunderstorms over parts of the West and Central US, including most of Florida on Tuesday. The NWS is warning of heavy rain and potential flash flooding over southeastern Nebraska, northeastern Kansas, southern Iowa, and northern and central Missouri.

Strong storms move into the central US on late Tuesday with high wind gusts and wind damage as one of the prominent threats.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) of the NOAA has issued a Level 3 severe weather risk over northeastern Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, southwestern Iowa, and northwestern Missouri. A Level 2 severe weather risk over much of Kansas and Missouri, into southern and eastern Nebraska, as well as western and southern Iowa.

Rain for the Northeast over New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, with thunderstorms over northern Maine.

Wednesday: Potential severe weather on two fronts

According to the SPC, potential severe weather on two fronts, both currently rated as a Level 1 severe weather risk. The first is over portions of Colorado, New Mexico, western Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Texas. The second front is over eastern Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

The NWS is warning of heavy rain and possible flash flooding over eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia, and southwestern Virginia.

wintry mix over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and North-central New Mexico.

Thursday: Snow returns to the West, severe weather for upper Midwest

Snow returns to the West over portions of Idaho and Montana. Mixed precipitation over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.

A widespread risk of critical fire weather stretches over Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Level 2 severe weather risk over portions of Nebraska, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, according to the SPC.

Heavy rain with potential flash flooding over northern and northeastern North Dakota into northwestern Minnesota, according to the NWS.