A potent storm is expected to bring snow and rounds of rain to the Western United States next week.
Communities and motorists in the Western U.S. should keep track of the weather conditions as freezing rain can become possible.
Wintry conditions in the Western United States
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Interstate 101 in San Francisco, California on January 4, 2023
AccuWeather’s latest forecast said that the developing snow would help unfold more snow and rounds of rain.
Based on the weather outlook early next week, AccuWeather explained the chances of snow and severe thunderstorms.
- Mild Conditions are expected in New York, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago.
- Rain and possibly severe thunderstorms would unload in Houston.
- Snow is forecast in Oregon, Colorado, Portland and Seattle.
Furthermore, the forecast said snow would stretch to Seattle, Reno, Los Angeles, Helena, Denver and Los Angeles from Monday to Wednesday.
Residents in the affected areas should avoid prolonged exposure to cold weather.
The snow can result in colder temperatures, especially at night.
Hypothermia and frostbite are the most cold-related concerns. People with pre-existing conditions are vulnerable to health risks.
According to the American Red Cross, staying warm is essential during heavy snow and winter storms.
On the other hand, AccuWeather reported that snowfall is expected from Tuesday night until Thursday morning in Salt Lake City, Denver, Wichita, Rapid City, Casper, Denver and Albuquerque.
On the other hand, the weather forecast said that Los Angeles and San Francisco could expect chilly conditions.
Challenging road conditions
The weather forecast noted that the heaviest snow would dump in Denver.
Road hazards are the main concern next week for commuters. Slower commuters and potential travel disruptions are expected.
The forecast pointed out that challenging road conditions can emerge from Tuesday and Thursday, especially on interstate highways (25, 40, 70 and 80).
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported that portions of the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes could expect heavy snow due to possible winter storms.
NWS added that freezing rain and sleet are forecast. Temperatures would drop at night.
Severe weather risks in the South
On the other hand, weather agencies monitor for possible severe weather risks in the South. AccuWeather said that severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours are forecast.
The weather reports said the severe storm could unload heavy rain in Northern Texas, Oklahoma, Dallas, Little Rock and Springfield.
The forecast added that a possible tornado could emerge on Wednesday or Thursday.
Recently, CNN reported that isolated tornadoes recently occurred in the South, causing damage to properties.
The weather outlooked said potential local flash flooding and damaging wind gusts on Wednesday until Wednesday night in Dallas, Little Rock and Shreveport.
According to CDC on tornado safety, tornado outbreaks are considered dangerous.
It could cause widespread damage to communities.
Residents with possible isolated tornadoes should stay updated with the weather updates, especially portions of the South that can experience severe weather forecasts next week.
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