Storms across US threaten tornadoes, flooding, heavy snow, freezing rain

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A major system of storms will bring multiple hazardous conditions across the US on Tuesday ranging from strong tornadoes and flooding in the South, ice and snow to the Plains, upper Midwest, and West, and heavy snow and flooding to California.

NWS weather alerts for Tuesday

Here are Tuesday’s weather alerts across the US for Tuesday from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Tornado watch: northern Louisiana; southeastern Arkansas; western and northern Mississippi; western Tennessee; western and central Kentucky.

Severe thunderstorm warning: northern Mississippi.

High wind warning and watches: southern and western Oregon; northern and southern California, southwestern Wyoming, central New Mexico, western Texas.

Flash flood warning: southeastern and eastern Arkansas; northwestern Mississippi; western Tennessee; western and northern Kentucky.

Flood watch: eastern Texas; western, northern, and eastern Louisiana; southern Mississippi; central and southern Alabama; west-central Georgia; western and northern Kentucky; northern and central California.

Flood warning: northwestern Tennessee; northern Kentucky; southwestern Ohio.

Winter storm warning: northern, east-central, and northeastern California; Nebraska; southern and eastern South Dakota; northwestern Iowa; central and southern Minnesota; northwestern Wisconsin.

Winter weather advisory: central and north central Arizona; southeastern Utah; western Colorado; southeastern Wyoming; eastern Washington; northern Idaho; eastern South Dakota; eastern and southern Nebraska; central and southern Minnesota; western and northern Iowa; Wisconsin; northern Michigan.

Avalanche warning: western Colorado.

Dangerous weather stretches coast-to-coast on Tuesday

Multiple hazardous weather conditions span the US for Tuesday, bringing everything from heavy snow to freezing rain, severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, potential tornadoes, and flooding.

More than 35 million people are under a severe weather threat in the South, with the highest risk near the Gulf Coast, CNN reported.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a Level 3 severe weather risk for southeastern Louisiana, southern and eastern Mississippi, into southern and central Alabama for Tuesday. A Level 2 severe risk extends northward into central Kentucky.

Heavy snow is forecast over northeastern Colorado, throughout Nebraska, and into southern and eastern South Dakota, stretching across northwestern Iowa, into southern and central Minnesota, and northwestern Wisconsin.

Thunderstorms extend from Texas to the Carolinas and northward into the Ohio Valley, Michigan, and parts of the mid-Atlantic.

Freezing rain is forecast across parts of the upper Midwest, as well as over the Northeast from New York to Maine.

A look ahead: The 2-day forecast

Here’s a look at Wednesday’s and Thursday’s weather according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Wednesday: Heavy snow and flooding rain over much of California. Snow in the West over much of Nevada, and parts of Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In the upper Midwest, snow over portions of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and northern Michigan. Freezing rain for parts of the Northeast. In the South, potential severe weather over parts of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

Thursday: Heavy snow and flooding rain over California. Freezing rain over Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Scattered snow showers throughout the West. In the upper Midwest, snow over parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Freezing rain for the Northeast. Rain along the eastern seaboard. Thunderstorms over Florida.