It’s been pretty rough on the west coast. Sure they’ve needed rain, but now they have flooding and hurricane force winds over the region. A large storm system is moving into northern California and Oregon this morning.
Seems like a case of careful of what you ask for. Schools are closed. There are flood warnings. Some winds will gust to 90mph in the higher elevations. Here’s an article with more info: West Coast Storm.
Meanwhile a nor’easter is bringing heavy snow to parts of the northeast.
That system is bringing more heavy snow to Buffalo, NY. However, they aren’t expecting the several feet of snow that they saw a couple of weeks ago. Around here we have a nice area of high pressure which is delivering sunshine. However, we started very cold this morning. Lows were in the 20s and 30s. Even with a lot of sunshine it will be tough to warm up. The December sun is not that high in the sky. So unless you really pull up the warm air from the south, then warming is hard to do. Over the next couple of days the low is going to weaken and move out. High pressure will build in. This will let the temperatures slowly build too. High temps will be near 50 tomorrow and Saturday. We’ll be in the mid-upper 50s on Sunday. We may be able to sneak in a few 60s by either Sunday or Monday. At least into part of the region. The weather looks dry through next Tuesday. Maybe even longer.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler