Winter Weather in West and Northeast, Severe Weather and Flooding in Gulf

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Another round of winter weather for parts of the West, with two-plus feet of snow by end of the week. Parts of the Northeast expecting snow courtesy of a Nor’easter and severe weather with possible flooding along the Gulf.

Winter Weather in the West Expected to Bring Heavy Snow

Another round of winter weather is forecast for the West. Heavy snow is expected on Wednesday and Thursday, with some areas accumulating more than two feet of snow by the end of the week.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, and Nebraska for Wednesday. A winter storm warning has been issued for western, central, and southeastern Wyoming.

On Wednesday into Thursday, snow is expected across western and southern Montana, eastern Idaho, and most of Wyoming. Heavy snow is expected over southwestern South Dakota, western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming with up to 18 inches forecast, while northeastern Colorado is expecting 8-12 inches in the high elevations as forecast by the NWS, with 12-18 inches to Estes Park. Some ski resorts could see over 2 feet of snow with up to 28 inches at Arapahoe basin and up to 27 inches at Breckenridge and Eldora, Out There Colorado reports.

Nor’easter Could Bring Snow to the Northeast

Overnight temperatures are expected to drop in the Northeast courtesy of a nor’easter allowing winter to make a comeback. Snow, heavy rain and strong winds are in the forecast. Snow chances will increase as the week progresses and some areas could see anywhere from 1-8 inches by the end of the week. Snow is expected over portions of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine on Thursday and Friday night.

Severe weather and potential flooding along the Gulf

Thunderstorms are forecast across the South today spanning from New Mexico to Florida and moving northward along the Atlantic to include southeastern states from Florida to Virginia.

Severe thunderstorms forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) along the Gulf with the potential of flash flooding over portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning around the Lake Charles area as well as a coastal flood warning and flash flood warning along the Gulf for Southeast Texas; southwestern and southeastern Louisiana; Southern Mississippi; southwestern Alabama; and the Western Florida Panhandle.

US Weather Forecast: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

West: San Francisco 61, sunny; Los Angeles 64, mostly cloudy; Reno 53, partly cloudy; Las Vegas 77, windy; Salt Lake City 47, rain; Denver 48, rain.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 65, sunny; Medford 69, sunny; Boise 52, mostly cloudy; Cut Bank 42, snow; Billings 36, cloudy; Minot 33, cloudy; Rapid City 42, mostly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 87, mostly sunny; Albuquerque 77, partly cloudy; El Paso 86, partly cloudy; San Antonio 84, thunderstorms; Brownsville 92, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 52, cloudy; Dallas 71, cloudy; Oklahoma City 62, rain; Kansas City 59, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 48, cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 51, partly cloudy; St. Louis 64, partly cloudy; Detroit 59, mostly cloudy; Cincinnati 65, rain.

South: Houston 80, thunderstorms; New Orleans 75, thunderstorms; Memphis 60, rain; Atlanta 82, rain; Charlotte 86, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 89, partly cloudy; Tampa 91, partly cloudy; Miami 82, sunny.

East: Norfolk 74, mostly sunny; Washington, D.C. 65, rain; Buffalo 51, partly cloudy; New York City 69, mostly cloudy; Boston 52, partly cloudy; Caribou 59, sunny.