The western U.S. remains active with snow, rain and wind. Winter Storm Warnings are scattered across the higher elevations from Montana to Utah for heavy snow and gusty winds. With heavy rain and melting snow, several flood alerts continue for over-saturated soils and high river levels. Wind gusts above 60 mph are possible in the Southwest, outside of the areas of heavy rain and snow. High Wind Warnings extend from near Los Angeles eastward and include Las Vegas.
Areas of heavy snow will move through the mountains, with more than a foot for the Wasatch and Tetons. Heavy rain is possible in some of the valleys. A low pressure center aloft will continue to pump in moisture from the Pacific Ocean.
Ahead of the low pressure, there is the marginal risk for severe thunderstorms. That includes Utah, Nevada, and Arizona today and into Colorado and New Mexico Friday.
A low pressure center will push through Utah across the Four Corners into Colorado from tonight into Friday. Scattered heavy snow and rain will continue, with a strong breeze as well.
On Saturday, snow and rain will start to diminish as the low pushes out into the Plains. Isolated areas of heavy snow are possible in the Rockies and Cascades, but accumulations should be minor.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels