Heavy Storms and Snowfall Expected for the Northeast; Wind Chills Forecast for the Entire Country

Bryan Dijkhuizen

During the weekend, a storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest will deliver significant snow to sections of the northern Cascades and Rockies, while a second system will bring locally heavy rain to parts of central and southeast Texas on Monday.

Heavy Nor'easter Forecast for New England

A severe Nor'easter is battering eastern New England this afternoon, dumping heavy snow, whipping winds, and churning surf.

The storm's center is presently located several miles east of Cape Cod, and it is expected to continue traveling in a north-northeasterly path in the coming days.

It is projected that blizzard conditions will last throughout the early hours of Sunday morning in parts of eastern Massachusetts and eastern Maine, with wind gusts likely leading to isolated power outages.

Snowfall in the Northeast

Additional snowfall quantities could total up to a foot or more in some regions of Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

Travel conditions will continue challenging to impossible at times as the storm makes its way out of the area.

Gulping gusts and freezing temperatures will accompany the storm, resulting in severe wind chills early Sunday morning across most of the Northeast.

Wind chills are anticipated to fall below zero degrees Fahrenheit in numerous regions.

As high pressure rises into the Northeast, the weather is expected to significantly improve by Sunday afternoon.

Cold Florida

This week's bitter cold has already made its way as far south as Florida, with the state's lowest temperatures expected to arrive Sunday morning.

Daily record low temperatures are expected throughout central and southern Florida beginning early Sunday, with temperatures plunging into the 20s and 30s in several locations.

Wind Chill Warnings & Advisories

A Hard Freeze and Freeze Warning have been issued for parts of Florida, southern Georgia, and southeast Alabama as a result of the extreme cold weather.

The National Weather Service has also issued Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories in this area.

In other news, following a period of calm weather, the next storm system to hit the Pacific Northwest is expected to make landfall on the region on Sunday.

Light Rainfall Expected for Northwest

Light to moderate rain is expected near the coast and in lower elevations, with heavy snow likely in the northern Cascades and the Cascade Mountains.

On Sunday night, moisture ahead of a cold front will surge into the northern Rockies, where high elevation parts of northern Idaho and northwest Montana could get more than 6 inches of snow.

Another system connected with a closed upper-level low is projected to exit the Southwest on Monday morning and hit the Southern Plains the following morning.

Thunderstorms in Texas

On the final day of January, a large number of showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over sections of central and southeast Texas, with a few of these storms having the potential to provide locally significant rainfall.

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