Parts of the United States UU Westerners are becoming a winter wonderland.
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A storm system is currently causing some rain, and heavy mountain snow to parts of the Cascades mountain range and the northern Rockies. The probability of snow will persist for much of the day there.
As the storm moves eastward, a more organized strip of snow will form in parts of Wyoming, with heavy snowfall and wind gusts that will affect the region on Sunday night and Monday. There is a possibility of 6 to 12 inches of snow at the higher elevations; 1 to 2 feet of snow locally in rural areas of western Wyoming.
Police in Lynnwood, Washington, tweeted a picture of an overturned car, urging residents on Saturday afternoon, "bad weather, drive carefully."
Central America will enjoy a mild Sunday, but do not do it. I get too used to that. The storm system that comes out of the Rocky Mountains will bring drastically cooler temperatures and at least some snow in the Northern Plains, from Wyoming to Wisconsin. In front of the cold air, meteorologists will be monitoring a line of thunderstorms and heavy rains that will spread across much of the US. UU During the night from Monday to Tuesday.
On Tuesday morning, temperatures will feel as if they were in single digits in parts of the northern plains: Minneapolis, for example, will feel almost 50 degrees colder on Tuesday morning than Sunday on the late. Four to six inches of snow are expected in eastern South Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Locally, 6 to 12 inches is possible in parts of the region. Limited visibility, strong winds and snow-covered roads are possible throughout the region on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, there is still some uncertainty as to how close the heavier snow of Minneapolis and Sioux Falls is.
East Coasters, get ready to wrap up before the weekend: this cold blast will hit the East Coast on Thursday. It is likely that the cold air that moves over the Great Lake will cause the appearance of Lake Efecto snow later this week.
At the end of this week, another system will be developed in the central and midwestern United States. UU Given the drastically colder environment, this system will have the potential to bring impact climate as it moves from the Midwest to the Northeast. At this point, there is still great uncertainty about the magnitude and precise location of the remarkable impacts of winter weather. Behind this second system, a strong blow of cold air will reach the USA. UU By the end of the week. The cold outburst of the late week seems to have the potential to bring cold air to the southern states.
The change of pattern will not only affect the central and eastern parts of the country. It will also affect parts of the West. The strong winds of Santa Ana will develop from night to Thursday in Southern California. This could be the strongest and longest Santa Ana wind event so far this season in Southern California. The winds will blow between 40 and 60 mph. Locally, higher gusts are expected on the slopes and mountains.
One warning: these strong winds, combined with low relative humidity, will cause an extreme fire hazard in the region on Sunday night and Monday. There is potential for a very rapid fire growth.
And after weeks of storms that strike the northwest, the whole region looks good for most of the week, since rainfall is not expected for much of the region.