A storm system moving through the West is bringing heavy snow to the mountains and strong wind gusts across the Southwest. Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for the Wasatch Range, with Winter Storm Watches in the Tetons, Beartooth, and Bighorn Mountains.
Snowfall totals will exceed a foot by Friday in many of the higher elevations, with additional accumulations this weekend. With melting snow and some additional rainfall, flood alerts continue for several areas in the Pacific Northwest into Nevada.
The wind is strong where the snow and rain isn’t falling. The wind has been increasing throughout the day and gusts to 60 mph are possible into Thursday. High Wind Warnings and Watches extend from Southern California into Idaho.
The first wave of energy and moisture is surging southward with a cold front. It will sweep across much of the West tonight into tomorrow, bringing in wind, rain, and snow.
The system will slowly move into the Rockies, spreading snow through the Four Corners region. Another system will push into the region from the Pacific Ocean, bringing more moisture to the Northwest this weekend.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels