Flash Flood Watch and Red Flag Warnings in the West, Snow for the North

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High winds in the West and upper Midwest bring red flag warnings to SoCal. Thunderstorms across the southern corridor bring flash flood warnings to the west, while the northern corridor will see snow in Northwest and Northeast.

Today’s weather outlook

High wind warnings for the West and Upper Midwest have prompted red flag warnings for Southern California. Thunderstorms across the southern corridor will bring flash flood warnings to parts of the West and Southwest, while wintry conditions along the northern tier of the country will bring snow to both the Northwest and the Northeast.

Here is today’s forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS).

West & Southwest:

Thunderstorms are forecast over the southeastern California deserts spanning into central and southern Arizona and extending into western and central New Mexico, as well as extreme western Texas.

Mixed precipitation is forecast for central Arizona and central New Mexico.

Northwest, Northern Rockies & Upper Midwest:

Rain and mixed precipitation is forecast over most of Washington and Oregon, with snow to the east.

Snow is expected for most of Idaho into western and southern Montana, as well as western and northwestern Wyoming extending into southeastern portions of the state, and will span into northwestern Nebraska and southwestern South Dakota.

Southern corridor:

Rain will stretch across the southern corridor from Texas spanning to the Carolinas and Virginia. Rain is forecast across some or all of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.

Northern tier:

Snow is forecast across the northern tier of the country over parts of northeastern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, northern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, New York, northern Connecticut, northern Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Mixed precipitation is forecast for most of Michigan into northern Indiana, northern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania and northwestern New York.

Today’s NWS weather alerts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following weather alerts for Wednesday, July 20, 2021.

Winter Weather Advisory: central Montana; western Texas; southeastern New Mexico; western West Virginia; western, northwestern and central Pennsylvania; east central Ohio; extreme western Maryland.

High Wind Warning: central Montana; northern and central North Dakota; southeastern Wyoming; western Nebraska; northeastern Colorado; southwestern California.

Red flag Warning: southern California, Los Angeles area.

Flash Flood Watch: Southeastern California and deserts; central and southwestern Arizona.

Today’s US forecast: January 20, 2021

West: San Francisco 63, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 76, sunny; Reno 50, sunny; Las Vegas 63, rain; Salt Lake City 44, sunny; Denver 58, sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 45, cloudy; Medford 52, partly cloudy; Boise 40, mostly sunny; Cut Bank 40, windy; Billings 49, partly cloudy; Minot 39, windy.

Southwest: Phoenix 71, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 47, snow; El Paso 55, rain; San Antonio 59, rain; Brownsville 77, rain.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 56, rain; Dallas 51, rain; Oklahoma City 50, cloudy; Kansas City 54, mostly sunny; Minneapolis 38, partly cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 32, mostly sunny; St. Louis 48, mostly sunny; Detroit 28, mostly cloudy; Cincinnati 36, partly cloudy.

South: Houston 70, mostly cloudy; New Orleans 66, partly cloudy; Memphis 52, mostly cloudy; Atlanta 52, mostly sunny; Charlotte 53, sunny; Jacksonville 70, mostly sunny; Tampa 73, mostly sunny; Miami 75, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 49, sunny; Washington, D.C. 45, mostly sunny; Buffalo 26, snow; New York City 42, snow; Boston 37, partly cloudy; Caribou 15, snow.