A significant storm appears likely to exit the Rockies later this week. Heavy snow and dangerous blizzard conditions could occur north from the High Plains through the Upper Midwest. A severe storm outbreak looms to the south from the Mississippi Valley to the eastern Great Lakes.
(Updated Monday morning to include wind threat)
More rain is expected through Tuesday across communities of northern California that have already seen an above average wet season. The additional rain will lead to flash flooding concerns, including in the area around the battered Oroville Dam spillway.
The same storm system that wreaked havoc in southern California on Friday is emerging from the Desert Southwest today. We’re expecting severe storms to spark late this afternoon into tonight over parts of the Southern Plains. Isolated tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail will all be threats!
Widespread, prolonged heavy rains on Friday overwhelmed watersheds across much of southern California. The L.A. Basin and Santa Ynez Range were particularly hard hit. What’s the next target in this stormy Pacific pattern?