Winter Storm Warning in West, Severe Weather and Flood Threat in South

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Parts of the West are under winter weather advisories and storm warnings, while parts of the Midwest, South, and Ohio Valley will see thunderstorms with severe weather and flash flood warnings over parts of the South.

Winter Storms in the West and Midwest

Winter storms across three fronts of the West and Midwest on Wednesday. The first front will bring snow to portions of Nevada, northern Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, as well as a wintry mix and with heavy snow in some places for portions of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

The second front will bring snow to portions of southern Utah, Colorado and northern New Mexico, with heavy snow over central areas of the state. The storm will also bring a wintry mix over portions of the preceding states, as well as Arizona and into the South-Central Midwest for parts of the Texas Panhandle Plains, the Oklahoma Panhandle and Kansas.

A third storm front over the upper Midwest will bring a wintry mix over portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan. Freezing rain is possible over the northern areas of Minnesota Wisconsin and Michigan.

Winter Weather Alerts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following winter-related weather alerts for Wednesday:

Winter storm warning: Northern and central New Mexico.

Winter weather advisory: northwest and southeast Washington; northwest and northeast Oregon; southeast and northern Arizona; northern and central New Mexico; northwestern Texas; western Oklahoma; western, northeastern and southeastern Colorado; eastern Utah; northeast Minnesota; northern Wisconsin; northern Michigan.

Thunderstorms Bring Potential for Severe Weather and Flash Flooding

Thunderstorms will span through the South-Central US across the southern tier of the nation, as well as extending into parts of the Midwest, Mid-South and Ohio Valley on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is warning that severe thunderstorms are possible over eastern/north-eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, southern Arkansas and Northwestern Louisiana.

The severe thunderstorm/severe weather threat expands greatly on Thursday for a vast area of the South spanning from Texas to the Carolinas and stretching into the Mid-South and lower Ohio Valley

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for southeastern Louisiana, southern and central Mississippi, southwestern Alabama and the Western Florida Panhandle.

Today’s US forecast: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

West: San Francisco 61, mostly sunny; Los Angeles 74, mostly sunny; Reno 55, partly cloudy; Las Vegas 69, windy; Salt Lake City 50, mostly sunny; Denver 41, cloudy.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 50, rain; Medford 57, rain; Boise 46, cloudy; Cut Bank 45, windy; Billings 53, partly cloudy; Minot 46, partly cloudy; Rapid City 51, partly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 73, mostly sunny; Albuquerque 42, rain; El Paso 60, partly cloudy; San Antonio 80, partly cloudy; Brownsville 87, foggy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 51, rain; Dallas 79, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 61, mostly cloudy; Kansas City 52, cloudy; Minneapolis 43, rain.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 58, mostly cloudy; St. Louis 65, mostly sunny; Detroit 70, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 74, partly cloudy.

South: Houston 76, thunderstorms; New Orleans 73, thunderstorm; Memphis 76, partly cloudy; Atlanta 76, partly cloudy; Charlotte 73, cloudy; Jacksonville 82, partly cloudy; Tampa 83, mostly sunny; Miami 81, sunny.

East: Norfolk 70, thunderstorms; Washington, D.C. 59, rain; Buffalo 69, rain; New York City 56, rain; Boston 57, cloudy; Caribou 54, mostly cloudy.