Major Storm Moves Eastward From California With Heavy Snow, Thunderstorms

Paula Liu
By Paula Liu
December 27, 2019Weathershare
Major Storm Moves Eastward From California With Heavy Snow, Thunderstorms
A snow covered northbound I-15 in the Cajon Pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California on Dec. 26, 2019. (Johnny Lim via AP)

A major winter storm in California is moving eastward, toward the Upper Midwest areas, according to multiple reports.

As reported by ABC News, northern Ventura and Kern counties experienced around 3 feet of snow. The areas of Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County also experienced over 3 feet of rain.

The snowstorm is expected to move eastward on Saturday, bringing snow and wintry weather to the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, with the possibility that states like Texas and Tennessee will also experience some of the severe stormy weather. The news outlet also reported that by Sunday afternoon, the storm could reach Georgia and Alabama.

ABC News also reported that heavy rain is expected to hit areas in the Northeast by Sunday night.

“After bringing a swath of snow from Arizona and New Mexico to Colorado at the end of the week, snow will streak across the central and northern Plains by Saturday,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Renee Duff, reported USA Today.

Most of the snow will be concentrated near the southern parts of the Rockies, which USA Today reported could experience up to a foot of snow.

The news outlet also reported that snow and wind combinations could cause many different areas to experience poor visibility, according to weather services. With cold air moving south from Canada, the combination of both northern weather and the Californian storm could shower a mix of ice, sleet, and snow in the affected areas, according to USA Today.

ABC News reported that the heavy rain brought flash floods to Los Angeles and San Diego, and various states between California and Nebraska had experienced heavy snow, rain, and wind.

On Thursday, I-15, which connects Las Vegas and Southern California, was temporarily closed due to dangerous driving conditions, according to USA Today. Earlier, on Wednesday night, traffic on I-5 came to a standstill due to heavy snow near the mountains north of Los Angeles.

ABC News reported that 14 different states, ranging from California to Minnesota, are under snow alerts.

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