Sunny for Most of US, With Snow in the Southern Plains and Southwest

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Much of the nation will enjoy sunny skies but cool temperatures on Wednesday, while snow will fall over portions of the Midwest and Southwest, northern Michigan and Maine, with thunderstorms over Texas and Louisiana.

Today’s weather overview

Here’s a look at weather around the nation for Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Sunny: Mostly sunny but cool in the West, Northwest, Northern Rockies, Ohio Valley and parts of the South.

Wind & fire warnings: Red flag warnings and high wind warnings for Southern California around the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. Wind advisory for northern and central New Mexico and windy in parts of north-central Texas

Snow: Snow for portions of the West, Southwest, and south-central US, and for the extreme upper Midwest and Northwest.

Rain: eastern Oklahoma; eastern Kansas; western and southern Missouri; Arkansas; western Tennessee; eastern Texas; Louisiana; Mississippi.

Mixed precipitation: eastern Kansas; central and southern Missouri; central Oklahoma; Texas Panhandle; northern Arkansas; eastern West Virginia; central and northern Pennsylvania; New York; western Massachusetts; Vermont; central and northern New Hampshire; western Maine.

Thunderstorms: southeastern Texas and Louisiana.

Snow forecast and winter-related weather alerts

Here is the latest snow forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Northeast: Snow over northern and eastern Maine.

Central US: Snow over south-central South Dakota; through central Nebraska; western, northwestern, central and southern Kansas; central and western Oklahoma, with heavy snow over portions of the Panhandle and western areas; Texas Panhandle, heavy snow over the northeast areas.

Upper Midwest: Snow over northern Michigan

West & Southwest: Snow over central and eastern Colorado, as well as southern areas; northern, north-central, south-central and western New Mexico.

Winter-related weather alerts

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following winter-related weather alerts for Wednesday.

Winter storm warning: Texas Panhandle; western Oklahoma; south-central Kansas.

Winter weather advisory: southeastern Colorado; central and north-central New Mexico; Texas Panhandle; western Oklahoma; western, south-central and central Kansas; north-central New York.

Today’s weather forecast: Tuesday, December 2, 2020

West: San Francisco 60, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 79, mostly sunny; Reno 48, sunny; Las Vegas 61, sunny; Salt Lake City 41, sunny; Denver 34, mostly cloudy.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 52, sunny; Medford 54, sunny; Boise 39, sunny; Cut Bank 43, sunny; Billings 41, sunny; Minot 38, partly cloudy; Rapid City 39, sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 70, sunny; Albuquerque 39, snow; El Paso 52, sunny; San Antonio 68, sunny; Brownsville 80, thunderstorms.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 41, windy; Dallas 55, rain; Oklahoma City 43, rain; Kansas City 51, partly cloudy; Minneapolis 40, mostly sunny.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 44, sunny; St. Louis 49, mostly sunny; Detroit 41, sunny; Cincinnati 44, mostly sunny.

South: Houston 63, thunderstorms; New Orleans 64, mostly sunny; Memphis 55, mostly sunny; Atlanta 53, sunny; Charlotte 53, sunny; Jacksonville 57, partly cloudy; Tampa 63, partly cloudy; Miami 74, mostly sunny.

East: Norfolk 51, sunny; Washington, D.C. 48, partly cloudy; Buffalo 42, partly cloudy; New York City 47, partly cloudy; Boston 44, partly cloudy; Caribou 46, mostly cloudy.