Ice Storm for the Southeast, Snow in the Northwest and Central US

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Mixed precipitation will stretch across the South bringing an ice storm to the Southeast, as other parts of the South will see thunderstorms and rain, while snow spans from the northwest to the southwest and central US.

Today’s winter weather alerts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued numerous winter weather alerts for Tuesday that stretch from the Northwest to the Northeast.

Winter storm warning: central Oklahoma; western and northern Virginia; southeast and eastern West Virginia; northwest North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; central Maryland; central Pennsylvania; northern New Jersey.

Winter weather advisory: eastern Washington; northern and central Idaho; western Montana; southeastern and east-central Colorado; northern and central New Mexico; south-central Nebraska; northwestern, north-central and southwestern Kansas; central Oklahoma and the Panhandle; Texas Panhandle; western North Carolina; northwest South Carolina.

Ice storm for Southeast

A potential ice storm is forecast for the Southeast on Tuesday

Freezing rain is forecast for northeastern Georgia, northern South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and the western half of North Carolina.

Wintry mix for central US, Ohio Valley and South

Mixed precipitation will stretch from the nation’s midsection across the South, curving northward into parts of the Ohio Valley and descending back into the South and Southeast where it will bring freezing rain.

Mixed precipitation is forecast for Oklahoma, northern Texas, southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, western and eastern Tennessee, much of Kentucky, southern and east central Illinois, southern Indiana, northeastern Georgia, northern South Carolina and the western half of North Carolina.

Snow forecast for Tuesday

Snow is forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) stretching from the Northwest into the nation’s midsection across the following regions:

Northwest & Northern Rockies: southeastern Oregon; Idaho; western and central Montana; western and south-central Wyoming

West: northern and northeastern Nevada; northern Utah; northwestern New Mexico; central and eastern Colorado.

Central & upper Midwest: The Texas Panhandle; northwestern and western Oklahoma; central and western Kansas; central Nebraska; northern and northeastern Michigan.

Rain and thunderstorm forecast for Tuesday

Thunderstorms are forecast along the Gulf Coast for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

Rain is forecast for eastern Texas, southern Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, southern Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, western and southern North Carolina, as well as northeastern Florida.

Today’s weather forecast: December 15, 2020

West: San Francisco 57, rain; Los Angeles 70, sunny; Reno 48, partly cloudy; Las Vegas 58, mostly sunny; Salt Lake City 33, snow; Denver 34, snow.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 50, rain; Medford 46, rain; Boise 36, snow; Cut Bank 36, windy; Billings 35, partly cloudy; Minot 23, snow; Rapid City 35, snow.

Southwest: Phoenix 62, sunny; Albuquerque 38, mostly sunny; El Paso 53, sunny; San Antonio 65, partly cloudy; Brownsville 79, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 41, windy; Dallas 44, cloudy; Oklahoma City 34, snow; Kansas City 32, cloudy; Minneapolis 27, cloudy.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 34, cloudy; St. Louis 38, cloudy; Detroit 31, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 38, mostly cloudy.

South: Houston 51, rain; New Orleans 59, rain; Memphis 42, partly cloudy; Atlanta 50, mostly sunny; Charlotte 48, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 66, cloudy; Tampa 75, mostly sunny; Miami 81, mostly sunny.

East: Norfolk 44, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 42, mostly sunny; Buffalo 30, cloudy; New York City 40, mostly sunny; Boston 34, sunny; Caribou 23, snow.