Light green is a Blizzard Watch
Blue is Winter Storm Watch
Parts of the Southern Plains are under a blizzard watch this evening in preparation for the storm system that has finally made its way onshore the US. The system itself is currently ejecting from the Pacific into the US, where it will make its way eastward and then to a northeast direction.
In anticipation of this, we have created a graphic showing that the areas in dark blue are likely to experience blizzard conditions from heavy snow and high winds. Wind gusts are expected to reach above 40 MPH. Lighter accumulations can be expected on the northern side of the snow portion. On the southern side of the low, however, rain is expected.