Winter Not Going Without a Fight
Although we are heading into the last two weeks of May, winter weather continues in many areas of the far west. Snow will fall this week to last low as 4000 feet across the Rockies and High Plains.
Last week, the same locations that will see snowfall this week enjoyed temperatures in the 70s and 80s. However, a slow moving and well-organized storm system will settle into the western states this week. Several inches of snow will fall in portions of Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota and Utah. Last week, Denver was in the 80s, however, Denver may see snow accumulations before the week is over.
The graphic below shows expected snowfall this week across the western states. The snowfall totals are very impressive for a late spring storm.
Snow will not be the only concern this week as heavy rainfall will occur in the Midwest and Corn Belt and may lead to some flooding. Severe weather will also be found this week ahead of the western storm. Tornadoes, strong winds, heavy rain and hail could be widespread this week in many areas of the Midwest and south as you can see in the graphic below.
All indications suggest that very active and stormy spring weather will dominate the weather across the nation from coast to coast through the remainder of May.