Winter Weather Advisories and Freeze Warnings in the Middle of May

We’re almost at the midpoint of May, yet there are winter weather warnings in 2 states, freeze warnings in 11 states and frost warnings in another 11, while hot and dry conditions in the West have prompted red flag fire warnings in 6 states; plus more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Unseasonable weather prompts winter weather advisories

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter weather advisories for central Montana in the West and northern Maine in the east. The unseasonably cold weather has also prompted freeze and frost warnings in 11 states.

The NWS has issued a freeze warning for southeastern South Dakota, southwestern and southern Minnesota, Northwestern Iowa, east-central Wisconsin, southwestern Michigan, Western and Eastern New York, Western New England areas and southern Vermont, as well as Southeast West Virginia, Western Virginia, Northwest North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.

A freeze watch is in effect for Central and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

The NWS has issued frost advisories for 11 states including portions of southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, southern and southeastern Wisconsin, Northwestern and Eastern Iowa, northeastern Illinois, Northwestern Indiana, Eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio, West Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Northwest South Carolina.

Red flag fire warnings in the West

Hot and dry conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue red flag fire warnings in the West in six states including southeastern California, southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, Eastern and southwestern Utah, Northwestern New Mexico, as well as Western, southwestern and southeastern Colorado.

Today’s US forecast

West: San Francisco 61, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 72, partly cloudy; Reno 57, partly cloudy; Las Vegas 85, windy; Salt Lake City 73, partly cloudy; Denver 75, partly cloudy.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 63, rain; Medford 62, rain; Boise 65, cloudy; Billings 54, Bismarck 54, partly cloudy; Rapid City 47, mixed precipitation.

Southwest: Phoenix 94, sunny; Albuquerque 83, mostly sunny; El Paso 91, sunny; San Antonio 79, thunderstorms; Brownsville 89, windy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 84, thunderstorms; Dallas 79, thunderstorms; Oklahoma City 57, rain; Kansas City 56, cloudy; Minneapolis 59, sunny.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 60, partly cloudy; St. Louis 59, mostly cloudy; Detroit 59, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 61, partly cloudy.

South: Houston 86, partly cloudy; New Orleans 82, partly cloudy; Memphis 60, rain; Atlanta 73, partly cloudy; Charlotte 68, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 79, partly cloudy; Tampa 90, partly cloudy; Miami 82, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 64, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 62, partly cloudy; Buffalo 45, partly cloudy; New York City 61, mostly sunny; Boston 56, partly cloudy; Caribou 36, snow.