Widespread Extreme Weather To Strike West And East Coasts

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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The National Weather Service issued two weather warnings for the West and East coasts heading into late-March.

After almost four months of back-to-back extreme weather everywhere from California to the Great Lakes and New England, more will arrive in mid-March, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service. Widespread precipitation is expected across the western U.S., bringing heavy snow to the already packed Sierra Nevada mountain range and central Rockies.

It’s unclear how the newest storm systems will impact an already-drenched California, which is currently at high risk of flooding due to high levels of snowfall and fluctuating temperatures throughout March.

“A significant storm” will then land on Tuesday, bringing even more heavy rain, snow and high winds, NWS noted. Graphics from the agency show bands of rain circling across the West as a series of different systems. (RELATED: Check Out The National Weather Service’s Amazing Word Gymnastics Over California Drought Questions)

Further north, a large band of snow, rain, and stormy conditions appears ready to hit the Great Lakes region by Tuesday evening and into Wednesday. Severe thunderstorms are anticipated, along with heavy rains as the week progresses, NWS continued.

Freeze alerts were issued Monday morning through to Tuesday for the southeast states, spreading from North Carolina and Tennessee, through to Louisiana and northern Florida, the Weather Channel shared on their social media.