Tropical Storm Martin has developed in the north Atlantic, joining Lisa in the Caribbean where another disturbance has also formed. Cold and snow in the West moving east to bring severe weather to the central US on Thursday.
NWS weather alerts for Tuesday
Here are Tuesday’s weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Winter storm warning: Northwestern Montana, Northeastern and East-central California.
Winter weather advisory for portions of Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Nevada, and Utah.
High wind warnings and advisories for portions of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, and Arizona.
Red flag warning: western Wyoming, South Dakota, northeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas.
3 active systems in Atlantic: Will they affect the US?
Tropical Storm Martin formed in the northwestern Atlantic on Monday, with sustained winds of 50 mph and moving east at 12 mph. The storm is expected to ramp up in intensity becoming a category 1 hurricane by 8 PM on Wednesday with sustained winds of 80 mph, intensifying further on Thursday as it moves Northeast away from land, WFLA reported.
Tropical Storm Lisa in the Caribbean is expected to develop into a hurricane later today Breaking Belize News reported. The storm currently has sustained winds of 60 mph as moving west at 15 mph, located roughly 430 miles east of Belize City.
“Disturbance 1” also formed in the southwestern Atlantic on Monday and currently has a 20% chance of cycle and development in the next five days as it moves generally northward this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The 3-day forecast: Severe weather on Thursday
Here is the 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Tuesday: Winter weather in West, Thunderstorms in East
In the West, rain, thunderstorms, a wintry mix, and snow over several states including California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah.
In the East, thunderstorms over central and southern Florida, and along the Atlantic coast from South Carolina to New Jersey. Rain over a significant portion of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Thunderstorms in southern Texas along the Gulf Coast into southwestern Louisiana.
Wednesday: Wintry weather in West, Southeast storms
The wintry weather in the West will expand bringing mixed precipitation over all states west of the central US. Snow over portions of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Thunderstorms over most of Florida, and off the southeastern Atlantic, where some systems could move over portions of the North Carolina coast.
Thunderstorms over central and southern Texas and along the Gulf Coast into southwestern Louisiana.
Thursday: Widespread Western snow, Severe weather over central US
Cold air from the west will move eastward colliding with warmer air and thunderstorms over the central US bringing severe weather over portions of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Level 2 severe weather risk over northern Texas, Western Oklahoma, and from north to south through central Kansas. The area and the intensity could change as we move closer to Thursday.
Widespread snow in the West over portions of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, as well as into the central US over parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Rainfall over portions of central and southern California, southern Nevada, into Western and Southern Arizona.
Thunderstorms from the Great Lakes region over the central US all the way to Texas.
In the southeast, thunderstorms over the North Carolina coast as well as southern Florida.