Sunny for the Central US, Ohio Valley and South, Snow in the Northeast

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Most of the central US, as well as portions of the Ohio Valley and South, will see abundant sunshine on Wednesday, while a wintry mix will extend across the northern tier of the US, with snow for at least 6 states in the Northeast.

Weather overview: December 9, 2020

It will be mostly sunny throughout the nation’s midsection, as well as for parts of the South and portions of the Ohio Valley. Mixed precipitation will stretch across the northern tier of the US on Wednesday, while also bringing snow to some areas, particularly in the Northeast. Portions of the Southwest will see mixed precipitation and thunderstorms.

West/Northwest: Cloudy to partly cloudy. A wintry mix is forecast over portions of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. Snow is forecast over parts of western and northwestern Montana.

Southwest: Abundant sunshine in most areas. Mixed precipitation is forecast for central into southeastern Arizona and west-central New Mexico. Thunderstorms are forecast along the southeastern border of California, west-central and southern Arizona, as well as southwestern New Mexico.

Central US/Upper Midwest: Abundant sunshine in most areas. Mixed precipitation will stretch across northern Minnesota.

Ohio Valley: Abundant sunshine in most areas. A wintry mix is forecast for Northeastern Ohio and eastern West Virginia.

South: Abundant sunshine in most areas.

Northeast: Mixed precipitation is forecast over portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Snow is forecast over portions of New York and Massachusetts, as well as the entirety of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Wednesday’s weather alerts

The National Weather Service has issued the following weather alerts for Wednesday.

Winter weather advisory: western Montana, central Idaho, and eastern New York, and western New England areas.

Winter storm watch: northern and central New Mexico, northern Arizona.

Red flag warning: western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.

Today’s weather forecast: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

West: San Francisco 64, partly cloudy single Los Angeles 75, partly cloudy; Reno 54, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 68, mostly sunny; Salt Lake City 46, partly cloudy; Denver 64, sunny.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 50, rain; Medford 49, partly cloudy; Boise 38, partly cloudy; Cut Bank 46, snow; Billings 60, windy; Minot 48, partly cloudy; Rapid City 68, sunny.

Southwest: Phoenix 79, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 58, sunny; El Paso 67, sunny; San Antonio 80, sunny; Brownsville 80, sunny.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 74, sunny; Dallas 77, sunny; Oklahoma City 71, sunny; Kansas City 63, sunny; Minneapolis 48, sunny.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 49, sunny; St. Louis 61, sunny; Detroit 45, partly cloudy; Cincinnati 53, sunny.

South: Houston 77, sunny; New Orleans 71, sunny; Memphis 66, sunny; Atlanta 58, sunny; Charlotte 55, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 62, sunny; Tampa 65, sunny; Miami 67, sunny.

East: Norfolk 51, mostly sunny; Washington, D.C. 46, partly cloudy; Buffalo 40, rain; New York City 41, rain; Boston 36, cloudy; Caribou 27, mostly cloudy.