A strong storm system is currently bringing heavy snow to parts of the Rockies and Great Plains while simultaneously bringing severe weather to the southeast. This storm will bring major impacts to the rest of the United States later this week.
It is currently hammering the central United States with heavy snow while there are thunderstorms ongoing in the southeast. The strong storm system will continue to strengthen as it pushes across the Great Plains bringing heavy snow with thunderstorms continuing in the southeast.
Record warmth will be possible in the eastern and northeastern United States ahead of the cold front. The forecast high temperature in Youngstown tomorrow is 62°F, which would break the record of 61°F set all the way back in 1950.
The record warmth will also bring rain chances back into the area Monday night into Tuesday. Some of this rainfall could be heavy and the Valley can expect 1 to 1.5″ of rainfall through late Wednesday.
Colder air will filter into the Valley Wednesday night which could bring the chance of some snow showers into the day on Thursday. Temperatures will be right around average for the end of the work week ahead of the first full weekend of 2023.
Storm to bring heavy snow to Mountain West and Great Plains
Colder air continues to be bottled up in the western United States which will set the stage for another heavy snow event in the mountains of the west stretching into the Great Plains. There are numerous winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings ahead of the strong storm system as shown on the map below.
The snow will affect a large part of the country stretching from California into Wisconsin. Some locations in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains could receive over 20″ of snow by the end of the week.
Severe weather possible in the South
The warm side of the winter storm will bring the possibility of severe thunderstorms to parts of the deep south today into the day on Tuesday. The strong cold front will roar into the south this afternoon and the combination of vertical wind shear and instability will bring the possibility of large hail, damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas in a level 3 out of 5 for severe thunderstorms today.
The severe weather potential will shift east on Tuesday where severe thunderstorms will be possible in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
A level 3 threat is specified by the SPC in the severe outlook for tomorrow.
It’s safe to say that 2023 is starting off with a “bang!” weather-wise.