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Hard freeze likely over the Deep South, inclement pattern expected over the west coast of the U.S. through the weekend

Very cold temperatures are likely to continue over the Deep South and Southeast U.S. into Thursday. A series of low pressure systems will bring abundant moisture to much of northern California and into the Pacific Northwest through the upcoming weekend. Locally heavy rain and strong winds will be likely along coastal locations, with heavy snow expected from Sierra to the Cascades. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Jan. 18, 2018 at 5:29:20 am PST

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A strong winter storm moving into the region will bring snow and wind Thursday into Friday. Currently, there is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the Greater Lake Tahoe area from 4 PM Thursday to 4 PM PST Friday. Long travel delays over Sierra passes can be expected with winter driving conditions, including periods of white outs. The image on the right shows the most probable snowfall totals, with the highest totals in dark yellow.

Additionally, high winds will make travel conditions hazardous especially in high profile vehicles, with travel restrictions expected on wind prone highways such as Interstate 580/U.S. 395. A High Wind Warning is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Thursday along the Sierra Front. Also, you may want to keep in contact with your airline if you will be flying, as some flights could be delayed or diverted due to the strong winds. Loose outdoor items should be secured before the winds increase.

 

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