Top Weather Stories for Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Here is a look at some of the big weather stories we are covering today on-air and online.
A fast moving brush fire that started north of Santa Paula near Hwy 150 has burned into the city limits of Ventura. This fire is being pushed by strong Santa Ana winds out of the east this morning. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for residents of Ventura County. There are also a number of road and school closures due to this fire.
Heavy Rain for the Tennessee Valley
The cold front allowing the Arctic air to flow over a large portion of the U.S. is triggering a line of heavy showers and storms from the Ohio Valley down into northern Louisiana. Heavy rain will be the primary threat. This could lead to some ponding on the roads.
Lake-Effect Snow for the Great Lakes
The lake-effect snow machine will be working overtime over the Great Lakes over the next few days. Heavy snow in the forecast for parts of Michigan and New York.
Snow Chances for West Texas
Snow chances are possible in West Texas Wednesday and Thursday! 3-5″ of snowfall and up to a tenth of an inch of ice will be possible creating hazardous driving conditions…especially on bridges and overpasses.
Meteorologist Patrick Crawford