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A rather robust low pressure storm system will slam into the West Coast this Thursday, bringing heavy rain and snow in addition to gusty winds of 40+ mph to parts of the region. Our main focus will be on California, not only because that’s where the low will make “landfall” but because there is the concern for flash flooding and landslides where the burn scars are from some of the more recent wildfires. That includes in Northern California where the most deadly and destructive Camp Fire occurred. While the rain is needed, too much may cause issues. This morning, bands of moderate to heavy rain have been swinging onshore into parts of California, Oregon, and Nevada. These on and off rounds of rain will persist through the evening hours of Thursday as the precipitation expands into Southwest and parts of the Rocky Mountains. Rainfall will be elevation dependent, ranging from…

An active weather pattern has been the story across the northeastern US really for the past several months, and we’ll be tracking yet another storm for this coming weekend. There will actually be a disturbance that affects parts of the region at the start of the weekend before a more well-developed cyclone moves in by the end. On Friday, we’ll be watching a weak disturbance originating from the Plains track east. As its moisture interacts with cold, near- to below- freezing air, that will instigate the development of snow showers — mostly light in intensity — across the southern Great Lakes region through New England. Wintry weather will be possible from the Chicago area all the way through the eastern Great Lakes and into southern New England. This will be a fast-moving system, so accumulating snow will not occur everywhere, especially closer to the coast in New England. Back toward…

We’re keeping tabs on a blizzard that has brought unusually heavy snow for this time of the year to the Midwest, which is now on track to impact the Great Lakes and parts of the Northeast through midweek. We’ll also discuss the relief from the wildfires in California and more in this week’s 5 Things to Watch. Northeast Snow: Several cities in the Midwest received a top 5 snowfall total this past Sunday as a blizzard roared through the area, leaving numerous drivers stranded on the roads, knocking out power to thousands, and leading to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. The storm has since moved to the north and east and will impact parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast through midweek. Despite blizzard conditions not being expected across these areas, there will still be heavy snow. Upwards of a foot will be possible across interior sections of the Northeast…