Posted November 26, 2018 11:43 p.m. EST
A nor’easter will produce heavy snow and gusty winds Tuesday across much of northern New England and northeastern New York state, with a mix of rain and snow along the coast of Maine. Blowing and drifting snow may result in slippery travel conditions. A mass of dry and colder air will extend from the Northeast to the Carolinas, with gusty winds. As the cold air passes over the Great Lakes, heavy lake-effect snow will stretch from Michigan to West Virginia, western Maryland, western Pennsylvania and western New York.
Much of the rest of the central states and the South can expect dry weather and plenty of sunshine. Clouds and showers will affect South Florida.
In the West, the first in a series of storms will drench areas from Washington and Oregon to much of Idaho and Northern California. Enough rain may fall to cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in recent burn areas, where there is little or no vegetation to hold back runoff. Milder air that has been drawn into the region should keep the snow restricted to the highest elevations through Tuesday night. Most areas from Southern California to much of Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico can expect dry weather and sunshine.
Focus: Heavy Rainfall for California Midweek
A major Pacific storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall to parts of Northern and Central California Wednesday through Thursday night. The rain may be heavy enough to cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in recent burn areas.