From Winter Weather to Severe Weather and Strong Winds

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Winter weather will stretch from California to Michigan today, prompting storm warning. Midwest thunderstorms may bring severe weather, while strong winds will span across the Southern corridor into the Ohio Valley.

Winter storm warning: Heavy snow, ice for parts of the West, upper Midwest

A vast stretch of winter weather will span from the West into the upper Midwest on Wednesday.

Snow is forecast over southwestern, central and northeastern Utah; eastern Idaho, southern Montana, Wyoming, central Colorado; north-central New Mexico; western South Dakota and south-central North Dakota.

Heavy snow is forecast for portions of Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Freezing rain and ice storms are possible for portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan.

Mixed precipitation is forecast over most of California, Oregon, parts of Washington, northern Idaho, all of Nevada, most of Utah, northern Arizona, western and northeastern Colorado, south-central Wyoming, western and northern Nebraska, eastern South Dakota, southeastern North Dakota, throughout Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan. In the Northeast, a wintry mix is forecast for northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

NWS winter weather alerts

Here are Wednesday’s winter weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS):

Winter storm warning: northern, central and southern California; central and eastern Wyoming; northwestern Nebraska; southwestern and northeastern South Dakota; northeastern Minnesota.

Winter weather advisory: northwestern, northeastern and eastern California; central and eastern Wyoming; north-central Colorado; northwestern and western Nebraska; southwestern, central and northeastern South Dakota; southeastern North Dakota; west-central, central and northeastern Minnesota; northern Wisconsin.

Thunderstorms and severe weather for Midwest

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning over possible severe thunderstorms for parts of north-central Oklahoma, eastern Kansas and West-central Missouri on Wednesday.

Thunderstorms will stretch from the Midwest into the Ohio Valley affecting portions of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.

Strong winds from the Southwest to Ohio Valley

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued wind advisories spanning from the Southwest across parts of the South, as well as up into the Midwest, upper Midwest and Ohio Valley on Wednesday.

Windy conditions will increase the risk of fire danger from the Southwest to the Midwest.

Red flag alerts: New Mexico; extreme western and northern Texas; southeastern Colorado; western Oklahoma; Kansas; southeastern Nebraska; southwestern Iowa.

US weather forecast: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

West: San Francisco 53, thunderstorms; Los Angeles 55, rain; Reno 39, snow; Las Vegas 57, windy; Salt Lake City 50, snow; Denver 52, snow.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 53, mostly sunny; Medford 46, rain; Boise 47, partly cloudy; Cut Bank 41, mostly sunny; Billings 47, mostly cloudy; Minot 43, snow; Rapid City 34, snow.

Southwest: Phoenix 69, mostly sunny; Albuquerque 62, windy; El Paso 78, windy; San Antonio 82, partly cloudy; Brownsville 82, windy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 79, windy; Dallas 78, cloudy; Oklahoma City 77, windy; Kansas City 75, rain; Minneapolis 48, rain.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 67, windy; St. Louis 70, windy; Detroit 66, cloudy; Cincinnati 71, mostly cloudy.

South: Houston 78, cloudy; New Orleans 78, partly cloudy; Memphis 72, partly cloudy; Atlanta 74, partly cloudy; Charlotte 74, mostly sunny; Jacksonville 72, mostly sunny; Tampa 79, partly cloudy; Miami 76, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 74, sunny; Washington, D.C. 71, sunny; Buffalo 61, partly cloudy; New York City 54, sunny; Boston 49, sunny; Caribou 39, partly cloudy.