An anomalous weather pattern will affect the Western U.S. this week and it features well-below normal temperatures with highs trending 5 to 15 degrees below average. Also expected will be locally heavy rain, showers, heavy mountain snow and gusty winds. Meanwhile, east of the Rockies, temperatures will be warm and mild with possible record highs in Florida and the Upper Midwest the next few days. Impacted Lanes: I-55, I-80, US-395
Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect until 10 AM CDT this morning
- Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog along I-55 eastward.
- Impacts: Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.
High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 AM MDT Wednesday morning
- Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.
- Impacts: High winds may move loose debris, damage property and cause power outages. Travel will be difficult especially for high profile vehicles due to crosswinds. Reduced visibility in blowing dust is possible.
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 AM MDT Thursday morning
- Snow expected. For the Wasatch Mountains I-80 North, total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts. For the Wasatch Mountains South of I-80, total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches with locally higher amounts.
- Impacts: Winter driving conditions are expected, especially for seasonal routes and mountain passes.
Winter Strom Warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Wednesday night
- Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches above 6000 feet. Snow level lowering to 5000 feet Tuesday night with 3 to 6 inches of snow. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
- Impacts: Travel could be very difficult with high country road closures.
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Wednesday night
- Snow expected. Total snow accumulations 5 to 10 inches west of US-395. Elsewhere, up to 2 inches of snow. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph for wind prone locations with 80 to 100 mph gusts for the Sierra crest.
- Impacts: Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.
Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening
- Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.
- Impacts: Gusty winds and reduced visibility from blowing dust will make driving difficult. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.