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Winter weather forecast for Rockies and southern Plains

A developing storm system will bring snow to parts of the Rockies and southern Plains on Friday, which will move into the central U.S. on Saturday. Freezing rain is also forecast from Texas to the mid-Mississippi Valley and into the Carolinas. Meanwhile, temperatures will be 20-40 degrees below normal across parts of the central and southern U.S. on Friday.
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Current Conditions

West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada

Zone Forecast

  • Tonight At lower elevations...rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then rain and snow showers after midnight. At higher elevations...rain and snow showers in the evening...then snow showers after midnight. Colder. Lows 20 to 35 higher elevations...32 to 42 lower elevations. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches higher elevations. Snow level 5500 feet. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph. Over ridges... Prevailing southwest winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight.
  • Saturday Rain and snow showers. Highs 28 to 43 higher elevations...42 to 50 lower elevations. Little or no snow accumulation lower elevations...1 to 3 inches higher elevations. Snow level 4500 feet. Light winds becoming west up to 10 mph in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely in the evening...then a chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Lows 18 to 33 higher elevations...30 to 40 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...around 1 inch higher elevations. Snow level 5000 feet. Prevailing northwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight. Over ridges...prevailing north winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to northeast 20 to 35 mph after midnight.
  • Sunday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning...then partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Not as cool. Highs 32 to 47 higher elevations...48 to 56 lower elevations. Snow level 4500 feet. Prevailing northeast winds up to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear. Lows 18 to 33 higher elevations... 31 to 41 lower elevations. Prevailing northeast winds up to 10 mph.
  • Monday Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs 36 to 51.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows 22 to 37.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy. Highs 38 to 53.
  • Tuesday Night Through Friday Mostly clear. Lows 25 to 40. Highs 43 to 58.