The Lehigh Valley can expect an onslaught of snow, sleet, and ice Sunday followed by a possible lull and more snow on Monday, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.
This photo tweeted by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a Santa Barbara Fire Department truck along E. Camino Cielo as snow falls at the 3,500 foot level on the fire footprint in Santa Barbara, Calif. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.
Then for part two of the strom on Monday, any mixed precipitation will eventually end as all snow for most areas. All of the weather models are suggesting we could see 5.5 inches of snow in New York City. This will lead to some minor accumulations, roughly 1-2 inches, on Sunday - but the heavier snow moves in on Monday. Areas far north and west (and higher in elevation) may hold onto the sleet and freezing rain longer than other parts of the state.
Most of northern and central Minnesota will see all snow; mixed precipitation will fall in the south, with the Twin Cities along or near the dividing line.
An initial round of snow from early Saturday caused hard travel across much of Minnesota.
Because of the weather, a winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.
The storms forced temporary road closures from Redding, California to the OR border on Tuesday and Wednesday, reports AP. An expected three to five inches of rain could also cause flooding in "burn scarred" areas that were scorched by recent wildfires where the land doesn't absorb water as quickly.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy and very cold with southwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour, wind chills of -5 to -15, and a low of 8.
The storm system follows one that arrived Wednesday night, bringing high winds and power outages to thousands of homes and up to a foot of snow in northern Maine. "Significant snow accumulations with icing are possible".
The weather also prompted city and county officials in Los Angeles to open 24-hour shelters early for the homeless to escape the cold and rain.