Sunday’s forecast calls for snow and rain as coast-to-coast storms blanket the United States
The West has been blanketed in snow as many parts of the East Coast brace for the first flurries of the season.
Saturday turned out to be a dramatic weather day in the West, with heavy rain in the valleys, heavy snow in the mountains and high winds across California – reaching 60 mph in the valleys and up to 80 mph in the mountains.
Rain continues in California after rainfall totals of between 1 and 2 inches were seen across much of the state. Accumulations are expected to double in some areas.
Many wind and winter warnings are still in effect in the West, but these warnings are starting to spread to the northern plains, which will likely see heavy snowfall this week.
Potential whiteout conditions and travel hazards are possible in states including Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota on Tuesday due to blizzard conditions, with forecast winds of 40 mph and strong snowfall.
The same storm system will bring severe storms to the south on Tuesday, with the potential for high-impact events from eastern Texas through much of Louisiana and into Arkansas.
In the northeast, the first snowfall of the season will arrive on Sunday, with a winter weather advisory in place for five states through Monday morning.
Areas of upstate New York, western Connecticut and Massachusetts will experience travel difficulties Sunday evening, with 1 to 5 inches of snow possible in many areas – even more than 6 inches at elevations higher.
Snow likely won’t accumulate in cities along the I-95 corridor, such as New York and Boston, but there could be a few snowflakes mixing in with the rain in those cities.