Winter Weather Advisories and Flood Watch Across US, and More Weather News

As snow will span across nearly the entirety of the northern US today, winter weather advisories have been issued for at least 21 states, 4 states are under blizzard warnings, while to the south severe thunderstorms and heavy rain have put at least 17 states under a flood watch; plus more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Winter weather advisories across the US

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter weather advisories across the US today spanning from Oklahoma and Kansas all the way to Maine.

At least 21 US states are under winter weather advisories.

Blizzard warnings

The NWS has issued blizzard warnings for northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, northern and northeastern South Dakota, southeastern South Dakota, southwestern and southern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.

Gale warning:

The NWS has issued a Gale warning for northern Michigan.

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain, flood watch in the south, Mississippi, and Ohio Valleys

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch, as well as flood warnings, across the southern US today spanning from Texas to the Virginias.

A large section of the southern US will experience heavy rain and severe thunderstorms today affecting at least 17 states in the South, Mississippi, and the Ohio Valleys including: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

The NWS is forecasting the heaviest rain and flash flood possibilities occurring over northeastern Texas east of Dallas; southern, central and eastern Arkansas; Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky; southern Indiana and Ohio; and the western portions of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The NWS has forecast the most severe weather over most of Mississippi, northern Alabama, North West Georgia, and middle and eastern Tennessee.

Today’s US forecast:

West: San Francisco 64/mostly sunny, Los Angeles 68/sunny, Reno 54/partly cloudy, Las Vegas 64/sunny, Salt Lake City 38/mostly cloudy, Denver 33/snow.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 48/rain, Portland 54/mostly cloudy, Boise 44/mostly sunny, Billings 28/cloudy, Bismarck 0/windy, Rapid City 32/snow.

Southwest: Phoenix 64/mostly sunny, Albuquerque 47/partly cloudy, El Paso 56/mostly sunny, San Antonio 68/thunderstorms.

Central and Upper Midwest: Lubbock 49/mostly sunny, Dallas 52/rain, Oklahoma City 42/rain, Kansas City 35/snow, Minneapolis 31/snow, Madison 37/snow.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 38/snow, St. Louis 37/rain, Detroit 36/mostly cloudy, Cincinnati 39/rain.

South: Houston 60/rain, Memphis 50/rain, New Orleans 78/windy, Atlanta 64/rain, Charlotte 58/rain, Jacksonville 85/mostly cloudy, Tampa 86/partly cloudy, Miami 80/partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 50/mostly cloudy, Washington, D.C. 49/rain, Buffalo 35/cloudy, New York 45/mostly cloudy, Boston 46/partly cloudy, Bangor 31/mostly sunny.