Snow, Rain and Wind Ahead for the West
The active weather pattern that has been found most of the Winter in the West appears to be continuing into the beginning of Spring. A series of storm systems will bring snow, rain and wind to the West this week. Flood alerts continue from the Pacific Northwest southward to Nevada. Melting snow and rain could lead to areas of flooding.
Some rainfall totals will reach to more than 3″ by the end of the week. In the mountains, areas of heavy snow is likely with more than a foot for the higher elevations. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the Rockies and Wasatch.
Where there isn’t precipitation falling in the Southwest, it is windy. Gusts above 60 mph are possible from Southern California to West Texas.
— NWS Midland (@NWSMidland) March 27, 2017
— NWS El Paso (@NWSElPaso) March 27, 2017
A slow moving low pressure center will move through the Rockies into Tuesday. Areas of snow and wind will continue until the system moves into the Plains Wednesday.
Another low pressure center will move into the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, diving south to the Four Corners by Friday. The system will keep rain and snow chances continuing through the rest of the week.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels