The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Cross-country storm to impact millions across US this week

 Start your day with the latest weather news – A powerful storm will bring a variety of impactful weather across the US this week, starting with heavy snowfall and possible blizzards in the West.

Welcome to Fox Weather's daily weather update. It is Monday, February 26, 2024. Start your day with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can get instant national, regional and local weather information whenever you want with the FOX Weather Update podcast.

Cross-country storm begins to strike western mountains

The Fox Forecast Center is tracking a powerful cross-country storm that is impacting the West to start the work week. There is a possibility of snow falling up to several feet in various mountain ranges of this region and blizzard conditions may also arise in some high altitude areas.

Winter weather is expected to have a particularly impact on the Cascades in Washington and Oregon, as it will be the most impactful storm since the beginning of January. More than 2 feet of snowfall is possible at elevations above 1,500 feet through Tuesday, the Fox Forecast Center said.

However, Washington's high mountain passes, including Snoqualmie Pass and Oregon, could see up to 4 feet of snow locally as the storm moves west through the Midwest this weekend. Can.

Lower snow levels will also result in light snow for lower valley areas Monday night into Tuesday morning, including possibly along portions of the Interstate 5 corridor between Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

Nearly 45 million people are at risk from severe weather in the Midwest as of Tuesday

As the cross-country storm moves east, it will bring the threat of severe weather to major Midwest cities like St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis by Tuesday.

About 45 million people are at risk from the severe storm that struck parts of the mid-Mississippi Valley through the southwestern Great Lakes Tuesday afternoon, evening and overnight.

The incoming strong to severe storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes.

Rising temperatures this week could break more than 300 temperature records
Unseasonably warm weather continues across the US this week, with high temperatures from Texas to the Midwest feeling more like May than the end of meteorological winter.

Hundreds of temperature records are expected to fall by midweek, with Monday and Tuesday forecast to be the hottest days across the Plains and Midwest. On Monday, more than 250 million Americans will experience above average temperatures.

Combining the expected number of record highs and record-warm minimum temperatures, more than 300 temperature records could be matched or broken between Monday and Wednesday.

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