A winter storm that awakened to 15 inches of snow and compelled coronavirus testing websites to close at the center of the nation is expected to attract additional precipitation into parts of the Northeast on Wednesday, while forecasters are warning of the"atmospheric river" which can generate hazardous traveling conditions around the West Coast.
"Snow could linger throughout portions of the Northeast while some lingering precipitation into the south quickly tapers off," that the NWS stated in a Wednesday advisory. "An overall two to four inches, with locally higher levels can be anticipated, particularly in the hills"
"Snow could mix with rain during the southern Mid-Atlantic early on Thursday because the region of low pressure reinforces and proceeds to dash eastward to the Atlantic," it added.
The West, meanwhile, is still getting slammed with unbelievable amounts of rainfall and ft of snow because an "atmospheric river" sets up and attracts constant pacific moisture to the area.
"Mountain snow will probably be heavy occasionally across the Sierra Nevada," that the NWS said Wednesday. "A couple feet of snow (as far as 10 ft ) will accumulate during Thursday night, together with street closures and travel airlines really likely."
Blizzard warnings will also be in effect for this area, although moderate to heavy rain is forecast for southern and central California.
"Over the following 3 days, as far as 10 to 15 inches of rain can fall across the central California coast about between Monterey and Santa Barbara," the advisory said. "This amount of rain at a 72-hour interval is quite rare for this area, with an yearly exceedance probability of just 2%."
From the fundamental U.S., wind-whipped snow is continuing to affect travel Wednesday. Interstates were briefly closed in western Nebraska and at Wisconsin near Milwaukee due to crashes , and dozens of flights had been canceled at airports throughout the area. Officials are urging motorists to keep away from the streets.
Approximately 10 inches were reported in portions of Wisconsin, while over 6 inches were measured in the Chicago region.
The majority of Nevada can be bracing for a different collection of strong storms that created a rare blizzard warning together with a prediction for up to 6 feet of snow and wind gusting over 100 miles in the hills over Lake Tahoe by early Friday.