Here are some of the top weather stories for April 19th, 2018:
Wintry weather in the Northeast
A storm system that brought several inches of snow to parts of Iowa and Wisconsin has brought snow to parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast today. Many areas across Ohio and Upstate New York woke up to snow covered surfaces this morning. As snow and rain are still falling across parts of the Northeast.
Fire concerns across the Southwest
A digging trough across the western United States will bring with it increasing fire concerns across the Southwest. The increase will mainly be due to wind, as wind alerts have been issued across this region. Wind gusts are forecast to approach 70 mph.
Severe Weather Threat for the South
The same system that will bring a fire threat to parts of the Southwest will also trigger severe weather across the South from now through Sunday, and then likely for the Southeast on Monday.
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For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter