Coast-to-Coast Storm to Bring Rain, Ice, Snow and Severe Thunderstorms

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A massive storm will span the entirety of the nation today, bringing practically every type of weather from rain, possible flash flooding, mixed precipitation and ice, snow, severe thunderstorms, and potential tornadoes; plus more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Winterlike weather over half of US today

With spring officially only a day away, you wouldn’t know it by the weather that will be occurring over the US today and tomorrow, as a storm will deliver winter conditions over half of the nation.

In the west, mixed precipitation and snow is forecast

In the west and southwest, mixed precipitation and snow is forecast over a vast area including: Northeast California and the mountain areas of Southern California; south-central Oregon; northwest Nevada; central and a small portion of north-central Arizona; north-central New Mexico; northern Colorado; east central Utah.

A blizzard warning is in effect Thursday-Friday in southern and southeast Wyoming, as well the western half of western Nebraska and southern South Dakota.

In the northern Rockies, snow is forecast for northern Idaho, the northern half of Montana and the south around Billings.

In the upper midwest, freezing rain and potential snowfall is forecast for southeastern North Dakota, the northeastern half of South Dakota, north-central Wisconsin, and portions of northern Michigan.

In the northeast, freezing rain is possible and portions of northeastern Pennsylvania, southern and northern New York, southern Vermont and western Massachusetts.

Half of US will see thunderstorms, potential severe weather

Severe weather will bring the threat damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes over the south-central US today, including the majority of Texas, with the largest threat south and north of Abilene, and west toward Dallas, as well as in southern and western Oklahoma, but the entire area of concern extends west toward Roswell, New Mexico, northward to Wichita and Kansas City and into the western portions of Missouri and Arkansas.

Severe weather threat also includes most of Kentucky, northern Tennessee, and southern Indiana.

On Thursday, the energy from the storm shifts farther east where the threat expands significantly to the North and East to include 17 states.

Flooding threat today

Outside of the states today under the threat of severe weather, most of the central US, south, and southeast will see rain and thunderstorms.

Heavy rain will also bring the threat of flash flooding to portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, north-central Tennessee, the eastern half of Kentucky, the southern half of Ohio, western West Virginia, and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Today’s US highs

West: San Francisco 54, Los Angeles 64, Reno 35, Las Vegas 56, Salt Lake City 52, Denver 66.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 57, Portland 56, Boise 47, Billings 30, Cheyenne 54, Bismarck 27, Rapid City 43.

Southwest: Phoenix 64, Albuquerque 62, El Paso 59, San Antonio 85, Brownsville 86.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 76, Dallas 79, Oklahoma City 77, Kansas City 65, Minneapolis 46, Madison 44.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 45, St. Louis 61, Detroit 48, Cincinnati 57, Indianapolis 51.

South: Houston 83, New Orleans 80, Memphis 73, Atlanta 72, Charlotte 70, Jacksonville 83, Tampa 89, Miami 80.

East: Norfolk 58, Washington, D.C. 58, Buffalo 52, New York 53, Boston 53, Bangor 32.