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Cold Temperatures Across the Northern and Central Plains; Severe Weather Potential for the East

Severe weather and heavy rainfall potential along with warm temperatures will affect the eastern portions of the country through Sunday as a cold front tracks eastward. Meanwhile, much colder air across portions of the Plains will bring frost and freeze conditions into Sunday morning. Dry, mild and breezy conditions linger for the four-corner region where elevated to critical fire weather remains. Read More >







Weather Risk Outlook

The Weather Risk Outlook colors are determined by NWS Seattle meteorologists examination of both the impact level of potential weather scenarios AND the associated probability of those scenarios. The resulting outlook displays the highest risk for each day.

NWS Seattle meteorologists first use the impact table to determine the level of impact expected with a forecast weather event.

NWS Seattle meteorologists then determine the color by determining the probability of occurance using all the available information then reference the matrix to determine the risk level associated with the forecast weather event.