Winter Wallop: 40 States Brace for Blizzards, Tornadoes, Floods This Week

Winter Wallop: 40 States Brace for Blizzards, Tornadoes, Floods This Week

This week, more than 40 states, stretching from Washington to Massachusetts, are bracing for the impact of new winter storms. Over the weekend, California to Colorado experienced a significant snowfall of up to 18 inches, and now, nine states in the West and the Plains, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, are under blizzard warnings.

Moving into Monday night and Tuesday, the snowfall is expected to reach Chicago, Milwaukee, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Simultaneously, in the South, there is a risk of tornadoes and flash flooding along the Gulf Coast, spanning from Texas to Florida.

Areas such as New Orleans to Pensacola, Florida, are particularly at risk, with Houston also facing the potential for tornadoes. A tornado watch has been issued, covering regions including Houston, Beaumont in Texas, and Lake Charles in Louisiana until 9 p.m.

Due to the impending severe weather, schools in Louisiana’s St. James, St. Charles, and Jefferson parishes will dismiss early on Monday.

Floods This Week
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Looking ahead to Tuesday, the threat of severe weather and tornadoes will extend from Florida to the Carolinas, including cities like Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, and Charlotte.

Floods This Week
Souce: ABC News

In the Northeast, there is a concern for flooding on Tuesday, ranging from Virginia to Maine. This risk is especially high along the Interstate 95 corridor, covering Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The potential for flooding is heightened by the rapid accumulation of 3 inches of rain and the snowmelt from the weekend’s storm. Stay informed and prepared for the evolving weather conditions throughout the week.

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