Western Snowstorms, Icy Over Central US and Ohio Valley

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Snowstorms in the West, particularly over the northern Rockies, with potential ice storms over the central US today. A wintry mix sweeps in from the southern Appalachians to western New York; plus, today’s forecast.

Snow for the West, northern Rockies

Most of yesterday’s snowstorms are moving toward the east, but some snow is still forecast for the Northwest and could be heavy over north-central Washington. Snow is also forecast over northern, south-central and southeastern Idaho; western and south-central Montana; throughout Wyoming; central and north-central Utah; the western half of Colorado.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter storm warnings for northwest and southwest Washington; southeastern Idaho; western and southeastern Wyoming; western Nebraska.

Potential ice storm over parts of the Midwest, northern Rockies

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of potential ice storm/freezing rain over portions of the Midwest and northern Rockies. A wintry mix is forecast for southeastern Montana, eastern Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, the southern half of North Dakota, throughout South Dakota and Nebraska, western Iowa, and southwestern Minnesota.

A wintry mix from the southern Appalachians to New York

A wintry mix with possible freezing rain will extend from northern Georgia into eastern Tennessee/western North Carolina, into parts of eastern Kentucky, western Virginia, throughout West Virginia, over the eastern half of Ohio, southwestern and northwestern Pennsylvania, and into western New York.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for western and northwestern North Carolina; northwest South Carolina; western Virginia; southeast West Virginia.

Today’s US forecast: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

West: San Francisco 56, foggy; Los Angeles 68, mostly sunny; Reno 48, sunny; Las Vegas 64, sunny; Salt Lake City 37, rain; Denver 53, mostly sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 47, rain; Medford 50, partly cloudy; Boise 42, partly cloudy; Cut Bank 38, windy; Billings 46, windy; Minot 41, cloudy; Rapid City 46, windy.

Southwest: Phoenix 72, sunny; Albuquerque 55, sunny; El Paso 67, partly cloudy; San Antonio 66, partly cloudy; Brownsville 80, partly cloudy.

Central and Upper Midwest: Lubbock 63, partly cloudy; Dallas 67, mostly sunny; Oklahoma City 60, mostly sunny; Kansas City 49, partly cloudy; Minneapolis 29, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 38, partly cloudy; St. Louis 46, partly cloudy; Detroit 35, snow; Cincinnati 38, rain.

South: Houston 70, partly cloudy; New Orleans 64, sunny; Memphis 48, partly cloudy; Atlanta 53, partly cloudy; Charlotte 55, rain; Jacksonville 68, sunny; Tampa 71, sunny; Miami 74, sunny.

East: Norfolk 47, mostly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 43, rain; Buffalo 36, cloudy; New York City 43, mostly cloudy; Boston 35, cloudy; Caribou 32, cloudy.