Major Storm to Affect West Coast Then Central U.S.

There are two storms (#1 and 2) near the coast that will move inland bringing rain -- snow in the higher elevations -- to the West. 

Storm #2 is racing east and will help trigger severe thunderstorms with a risk of tornadoes late Tuesday. Storm #1 is causing rain in Southern California today that will continue into tonight. 

Storm #3 looks like a monster with extreme mountain snow and, in places, flooding rains in the West. Severe thunderstorms are possible in the Great Plains. Blizzard possible in the Rockies and/or northern Plains. 

Here are details. These are the precipitation maps from 4pm this evening to 10pm Sunday. 

Warnings are already going out about 6 to 9 FEET of snow in the Sierra Friday and Saturday.

It is too soon to get specific as to where the severe thunderstorm, and possibly tornado, threat may develop. I will cover that beginning about Thursday. I'll start covering the blizzard threat on Wednesday. 


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