The saga of storm after storm this winter continues in the West with another round of heavy rain, snow and wind on the way. Several feet of snow will fall in the mountains, with 3″ to 6″ of rain along the coastal areas through thise week. Flash Flood and Winter Storm Alerts have been issued for several areas.
The main core of energy moving through the region now will bring some of the heaviest periods of moisture through Tuesday morning. A cold front, followed by a surface trough, will keep the moisture flowing in from the Pacific Ocean.
Another weaker system will approach the coast on Wednesday, keep the rain and snow falling, although more scattered and totals should be less intense.
High Wind Warnings remain in effect from the Front Range of Wyoming to the California Coast. Gusts have already peaked over 50 mph today around Casper.
The wind will decrease slightly tonight, but remain strong with gusts above 30 mph. The wind may peak above 50 mph Tuesday afternoon, with a decrease in speeds tomorrow night.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels