California Weather Forecast: Snow Likely to Unload in Southwest US, Southern Rockies

Scattered heavy snow will be likely in the Southern and Central Rockies, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS). Motorists should stay alert for threats of slower commutes, power outages, and other travel hazards.

Portions of California have experienced challenging weather conditions due to heavy rains and severe thunderstorms. Flooding concerns were reported due to rounds of rain in the region. In the Southeast, the latest advisory showed that a moderate risk of excessive rainfall will be likely.

In the latest NWS advisories, the forecast warned of area of severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coasts. The NWS Storm Prediction Center reported that severe thunderstorms could threaten portions of central Texas and Oklahoma.

The severe weather is expected to spread over southern Kansas and central Texas in the late week. Homeowners should also stay alert for strong winds and large hail this week. The thunderstorm conditions could threaten daily commutes in the region.

Weather Conditions in California With Threat of Snow in the Rockies

Truckee, California
Truckee, California
Photo : by Mario Tama/Getty Images. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of potential snow and rain in the Southwestern US and Southern Rockies this week, causing slower commutes and power outages. When travel is not important, motorists should just stay at home until the weather finally improves.

According to an NWS Short Range discussion, scattered heavy snow could unfold in the Central and Southern Rockies. NWS monitors the development of an upper-level energy that could affect the weather conditions in the Central and Southern Plains.

In addition, central and southern California could expect rainy conditions this week. A higher elevation of snow is possible in the region, including in portions of the southwest and Great Basin.

In the northwestern US, the latest forecast warns of stormy and snow conditions impacting this early week. Residents and motorists should expect travel disruptions in the region, causing a hazardous weather outlook.

Recently, NWN reported the blizzard threats in the Sierra that brought risks of strong winds and snow. In the early weeks, the advisory reports that a stormy stretch could occur in the following areas:

  • Seattle
  • Spokane
  • Medford
  • Redding
  • San Francisco
  • Fresno
  • Boise

Meanwhile, rounds of snow could emerge in Helena, Billings, and Salt Lake City. On the weekend, the rainy outlook could unload in the following areas:

  • Boston
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Charlotte
  • Jacksonville
  • Miami

In addition, colder conditions can emerge in Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis. A mild temperature is expected in the following areas:

  • Billings
  • Denver
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • El Paso

Also Read: Great Plains Forecast: Wet, Cooler Conditions to Avoid Risk of Deadly Wildfires This Week

Weather Preparedness: How Can Homeowners Keep Safe From Heavy Snow And Rain?

The latest weather forecast reported that a mix of rain and snow could unfold in the Northwestern US and California. Homeowners should avoid any unessential travel, particularly people traveling this week.

Homeowners should store emergency kits inside their cars or vehicles due to potentially inaccessible road conditions. They should keep emergency medicine kits, a battery-powered radio, food packs, a radio, and bottled water supplies.

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