Severe Weather and Flooding in Gulf; Snow in West and Northeast

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Severe thunderstorms with possible flooding along the Gulf on Wednesday, while another round of winter weather is coming for parts of the West and the Northeast over the next three days with significant snow accumulation.

Severe Thunderstorms With Potential Flooding Along the Gulf

An expansive stretch of thunderstorms will span across the South along the Gulf and to the mid-Atlantic stretching from New Mexico to Florida to Virginia.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast severe thunderstorms along the Gulf of Mexico bringing the potential of flash flooding over portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning in Louisiana around Lake Charles and surrounding areas, as well as issuing 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.

Another Round of Snow and Winter Weather in the West

A large swath of the West will experience another round of winter weather beginning on Wednesday into Thursday. Heavy snow is expected in some areas, with a possible accumulation of over two feet of snow by the end of the week.

Snow is expected on Wednesday into Thursday 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. The heaviest snow is expected for portions of Colorado. Northeastern Colorado could see 8-12 inches in the high elevations as forecast by the NWS, with 12-18 inches to Estes Park and some ski resorts could accumulate 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.

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

Parts of the Northeast Could See Up to Eight Inches of Snow

Courtesy of a nor’easter, overnight temperatures are expected to drop in the Northeast and bring back winter weather that includes snow, heavy rain and strong winds. Snow chances are expected to increase as the week progresses, bringing anywhere from 1-8 inches by the end of the week. Snow is forecast over portions of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine on Thursday and Friday night. Portions of New Hampshire and Maine could see heavy snow on Friday night.

Today’s 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.