Storms are moving in across the US today bringing snow and a wintry mix across the US, but more is on the way this weekend; plus, US forecast.
Snow and freezing rain for the northwest, northeast, mid-south
A wide swath of the US will see freezing rain amid mixed precipitation today across the northerly regions of the US.
Northwest & west
Portions of the Northwest will see freezing rain today, amid mostly mixed precipitation that will inundate most of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah today in sections of northern California, as well as the western portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Mostly rain is forecast for the westernmost regions and coastal areas of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.
North-central & central: Snow
Six states in the northern and central region of the US will see snowfall today, including eastern Minnesota; most of Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri; east-central Illinois, along the Kansas-Missouri border, and northern Arkansas.
East-central & mid-south: Wintry mix & freezing rain
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting freezing rain for portions of northern Michigan, most of central and eastern Pennsylvania, South Western New York, and eastern West Virginia.
Mixed precipitation will reach as far south as Mississippi, as far north as Wisconsin and Michigan, and as far east as Pennsylvania and the western half of New York.
A wintry mix is in store for eastern Wisconsin, most of Illinois, eastern and southern Missouri; northern Arkansas; northern Mississippi; all of Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania; western North Carolina and Virginia; and the western half of New York.
Winter weather advisories:
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for the following areas: Southeast Wisconsin, Northeast and West Central Illinois, East Central and Southeast Iowa, most of Missouri, Eastern Oklahoma, northwestern Arkansas, Western Virginia, Southeast West Virginia, Eastern Pennsylvania and portions of northern New Jersey.
NWS February forecast suggests brutal cold
Based on the long-range forecast for February by the National Weather Service (NWS), the first half of February looks to bring the potential for below normal temperatures and several freezes.
Even southern Florida has a greater than 60% chance of experiencing below-normal temperatures over the next three weeks.
Today’s US forecast:
West: San Francisco 58/windy, Reno 53/rain, Salt Lake City 40/rain, Denver 55/mostly sunny, Los Angeles 75/mostly sunny.
Northwest: Seattle 52/rain/rain, Portland 55, Boise 42/rain, Billings 49/partly cloudy, Cheyenne 47/mostly sunny.
Southwest: Las Vegas 67/partly cloudy, Phoenix 72/partly cloudy, Albuquerque 51/mostly sunny, El Paso 64/mostly sunny, Lubbock 60/sunny, San Antonio 69/partly cloudy.
North-central: Bismarck 24/partly cloudy, Rapid City 42/partly cloudy, Minneapolis 32/snow, Madison 34/snow.
Central: Lincoln 29/snow, Kansas City 33/snow, Oklahoma City 51/partly cloudy, Dallas 60/sunny, Des Moines 32/snow.
East Central: Chicago 38/rain, Detroit 37/rain, St. Louis 37/cloudy, Cincinnati 47/rain.
South: Memphis 43/rain, Houston 67/sunny, New Orleans 66/partly cloudy, Charlotte 54/rain, Atlanta 56/rain, Jacksonville 78/partly cloudy, Tampa 77/windy, Miami 77/mostly cloudy.
East: Norfolk 61/partly cloudy, Washington 53/cloudy, Buffalo 45/rain, New York 52/partly cloudy, Boston 45/partly cloudy, Bangor 25/partly cloudy.