Storms to Bring Potential Blizzard, Snow, and Fierce Winds

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On Tuesday, warm weather and mild conditions for most of the nation will take a sharp dip midweek as a Northwestern storm moves eastward, bringing a potential blizzard to the Dakotas and first snow for parts of the Midwest.

Warm weather for most of US on Tues, West will see rain, mountain snow, then a shift midweek

Most of the nation will see mild and warm conditions on Tuesday, but Fox reports a storm brewing in the Pacific Northwest will move into the central US on Wednesday, bringing colder air, snow, and a potential blizzard.

In the West, through Thursday night, several days of heavy rain for the Pacific Northwest, while scattered snow showers over the northern Rockies and parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Snow and mixed precipitation will also be possible through Thursday over central Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and the Sierra.

In the South, the storms could bring rainy conditions Thursday-Friday and lighter rain conditions for the Northeast.

Bomb cyclone and atmospheric river for the Pacific Northwest

A potential bomb cyclone and atmospheric river could develop over the Pacific Northwest through Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rain from Western Washington to Northern California, as well as mountain snows, the Washington Post reported.

Up to 20 inches of snow, 95 mph wind in Sierra

Monday through early Tuesday, the Sierra is expected to receive between 8-20 inches of snow in the mountains above 7000 feet, with up to 3 inches at the lake level of Lake Tahoe, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), KRON reported. Wind gusts between 55-95 mph are possible. The NWS is warning of potential downed trees and power outages.

Potential blizzard for Dakotas and Northern Plains, snowstorm to upper Midwest

A storm affecting the Northwest Monday into Tuesday will move into the northern Rockies Tuesday into Wednesday. Then, between Wednesday and Friday, it will push into the northern plains and upper Midwest, potentially bringing blizzard conditions to the Dakotas in the Northern Plains, the Washington Post reported.

Nation to split down the center on above and below normal temperatures next week

The NOAA issued its temperature forecast for November-14-18, and it’s split just slightly east of down the middle when it comes to above and below-average temperatures. The western half of the nation will see above-normal temperatures, especially in the southern latitudes, while much of the east will see below-normal temperatures, particularly in the southeast over Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, Michigan Live reported. Projecting farther, some areas could see snow on Thanksgiving Day.