Winter Weather Warnings Stretch Almost Coast to Coast

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Winter weather, blizzard and winter storm warnings in the West, where heavy rains bring the potential of flash flooding, while winter weather warnings extend from the Midwest to the Southeast and into the Northeast.

Today’s weather overview

West: Snow is forecast for at least eight states in the West including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada and Utah. A blizzard warning is in effect for California and Nevada along the Sierra. Heavy snow is forecast for parts of southwestern Oregon and northwestern California, as well as for the central parts of the state extending into Nevada. Heavy snow is also forecast over portions of northeastern Oregon and southern Idaho extending into southwestern Montana and northwestern Wyoming.

Heavy rain with potential for flash flooding is forecast for Southern California as well as through the central areas of the state.

Midwest: Snow is forecast for portions of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri, as well as for the upper Midwest for parts of Wisconsin. Freezing rain for portions of Missouri and Arkansas

Ohio Valley: Snow is forecast for portions of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Freezing rain for portions of Illinois and Indiana

South: The South will see mixed precipitation with potential freezing rain in the northern areas of the South, and the southern areas will see rain or thunderstorms. Mixed precipitation is forecast over parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. With potential freezing rain over Arkansas and Tennessee, while rain and thunderstorms for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Southeast: Mixed precipitation over the Virginias.

Northeast: Snow for portions of northwestern Pennsylvania, as well as western and eastern New York, Western Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Today’s NWS weather warnings

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a variety of warnings that span the entirety of the nation for Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Blizzard warning: north-central California; western Nevada.

Winter storm warning: eastern Washington; southeastern northern and southwestern Idaho; southwest and eastern Oregon; northern, north-central, south-central and southern California; eastern Tennessee; western and northwest North Carolina; northwest South Carolina; western Virginia; southeast West Virginia.

Winter weather advisory: northeast, central and southeast Washington; northwest and southwestern Oregon; west-central and southeastern Idaho; southwestern and central Montana; northwestern and central Wyoming; northwestern and southern Nevada; southeastern California; Missouri; northeastern Oklahoma; northern Arkansas; southern Illinois; southern Indiana; central and northern Kentucky; southern West Virginia; southern Virginia; eastern Tennessee; central and northern North Carolina; eastern New York; southern Vermont; southern New Hampshire.

Flood advisory: north-central and south-central California.

Flash flood watch: southeast Wyoming; western Nebraska.

Today’s US forecast: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

West: San Francisco 55, rain; Los Angeles 58, cloudy; Reno 39, rain; Las Vegas 50, snow; Salt Lake City 38, cloudy; Denver 41, sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 46, rain; Medford 48, rain; Boise 42, rain; Cut Bank 26, cloudy; Billings 37, partly cloudy; Minot 8, partly cloudy; Rapid City 33, sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 61, sunny; Albuquerque 41, sunny; El Paso 53, mostly sunny; San Antonio 68, partly cloudy; Brownsville 72, windy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 50, sunny; Dallas 53, sunny; Oklahoma City 39, partly cloudy Kansas City 29, snow; Minneapolis 15, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 28, snow; St. Louis 31, snow; Detroit 27, snow; Cincinnati 34, snow.

South: Houston 69, partly cloudy; New Orleans 69, thunderstorms; Memphis 40, rain; Atlanta 56, rain; Charlotte 54, rain; Jacksonville 76, thunderstorms; Tampa 78, partly cloudy; Miami 82, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 46, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 44, mostly sunny; Buffalo 27, cloudy; New York City 41, partly cloudy; Boston 38, snow; Caribou 31, mostly cloudy.