Winter storms move into the West and expand in the East by Thursday, bringing heavy snow and freezing rain, while at least 12 states in the South will be under a severe weather threat on Wed-Thur. The 3-day forecast.
Southern California is bracing for colder temperatures, a drop of 25 degrees compared to the previous day, as well as showers and mountain snow following record-setting heat over the weekend and on Monday, KTLA reported. Up to two inches of snow is expected in the higher mountain elevations, and icy travel is expected over Interstate 5 through the Grapevine.
Sunday’s Super Bowl in Los Angeles saw 85 degrees a couple of hours before kickoff. However, the temperature dropped to 82 degrees by kickoff, not setting the record for the hottest Super Bowl ever as expected. The record for the hottest Super Bowl was set on January 14, 1973, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, when the temperature reached 84 degrees, NBC reported.
Over the next three days, parts of the West and the northern regions of the country will see a series of snowstorms that could bring heavy snow to the nation’s midsection, as well as freezing rain and potential flooding to the Northeast on Thursday.
In the South, Wednesday into Thursday will see potentially violent storms bringing severe weather that includes damaging wind gusts of up to 80 mph, potential flooding, and possible tornadoes. At least 12 states will be under threat, including Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Illinois
Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Snow in the West over portions of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, stretching eastward over North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
Snow for much of the West over portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, as well as South Dakota and Nebraska.
Freezing rain over portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Severe weather over northeastern Texas, Oklahoma, Western Arkansas and Northwestern Louisiana.
Spotty snow in the West over portions of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and New Mexico.
Heavy snow over portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. Snow for parts of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Freezing rain for parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
A large area of severe weather could affect at least a dozen states, with the most severe weather likely over Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky.
Potential flash flooding over parts of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Freezing rain for northern regions of the mid-South, spanning into the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.