The central and eastern U.S. is not the only part of the country facing inclement weather this week.
A parade of storms will pair with an influx of Arctic air to deliver a miserable week for the Pacific Northwest and into the northern Rockies. Here is what you need to know if you live in this part of the country.
Train of Storms Pushing Through the Northwest All Week
The Northwest is forecast to be on the receiving end of its most significant snow event this season, putting cities such as Seattle and Portland in the crosshairs.
A number of storms will push through the region throughout the course of the week, bringing a number of impacts that are highly dependent on the temperatures at the time.
The first storm made its appearance on Monday, coming in from the Pacific Ocean and impacting the Northwest and up into British Columbia. Snow levels dropped to as low as 2,000 feet by Tuesday morning.
As a result, travel became treacherous across some of the most heavily used mountain passes in the Cascades.
For instance, Snoqualmie Pass is under a blizzard warning until 10 am local time Wednesday. The forecast is calling for additional snow accumulations of 8 to 24 inches through this time period.
Winds will gust up to 65 mph during the height of the storm. The high winds will make travel nearly impossible across the higher terrains well into Wednesday.