Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday, December 13, 2014
by WeatherOps, on Dec 12, 2014 3:38:53 PM
Heavy rain and isolated strong thunderstorms will be possible Saturday from the Intermountain West to Western Texas. Moderate snowfall is likely across portions of the Central Rockies.
Intermountain West & Western Texas: Moderate to heavy rain, gusty winds, and a few thunderstorms will spread across the region in association with the strong Pacific low pressure system. Widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected with a few locations possibly nearing 3 inches in favored areas that see sustained heavy bands or thunderstorms. Flash Flooding and strong winds will remain the primary hazards, although a few strong thunderstorms could allow for some isolated hail across Western Texas.
Central Rockies: Moderate to heavy snow between 4 to 8 inches is possible across the high terrain of the Rockies on Saturday as the same strong low pressure system moves across the region. Most of the snow will fall across the high terrain of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado with strong winds likely allowing for reduced visibilities to near whiteout conditions at times.