Snow in Malibu? Nearly half of US, from California to Kansas to New York, braces for wintry climate.

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Low clouds introduced snowfall to the Grand Canyon on Sunday. A sprinkling of snow dusted Malibu highways in California.The moist, wintry climate is right here to remain: Two storm programs are set to pelt nearly half the nation with snow and rain all through the week and into subsequent week, based on the National Weather Service.One storm, coming by means of Northern California on Sunday night and shifting southward, is forecast to deliver a minimum of a foot of snow to the Sierra Nevada mountains and rainfall to different components of the state.The entrance will then move by means of Southern California, dumping a minimum of a foot extra of snow at larger elevations, Accuweather senior meteorologist Alan Reppert advised USA TODAY on Sunday. The snowfall can be forecast to cowl components of Arizona and Colorado.Snow had already began to accumulate in California’s mountain ranges Saturday and Sunday, even bringing a dusting to beachy Malibu and hail to Long Beach.A Friday winter storm led to three inches of snow near Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Drivers have been suggested to deliver chains whereas touring in Southern California’s mountains, the place gentle weekend snowfall was anticipated to develop into extra important by means of Monday.”Traffic is already building. Be prepared for long wait times if heading to the mountains. Bring a full tank of gas and don’t forget your chains,” the Mt. Baldy Fire Department in Southern California tweeted.Dozens of tweets documented the snow in Southern California, the place components of the area noticed temperatures soar to the 90s per week in the past. On Sunday, the area noticed highs within the 50s.More than 95% of California has been experiencing drought situations and the rest is abnormally dry, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported in its weekly replace Thursday.Meanwhile, in Arizona, snow lined ridges of the Grand Canyon, with the National Park Service forecasting {that a} bigger storm Monday would “reduce visibility.”Story continuesHeavy snow will even fall in Kansas on Monday morning, pushing by means of the Plains states and northeastward by means of Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois by means of Tuesday.That storm, creating within the Rocky Mountains, will later move into components of Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and produce snow, Reppert mentioned.Snowfall is forecast to exceed 4 inches from central Kansas by means of southern Michigan, probably exceeding 12 inches throughout northern Kansas, northwest Missouri, southeast Nebraska, and southern Iowa, the NWS mentioned.A sequence of storms will move by means of the West, Southwest, & Plains this week. Wintry impacts will intensify early this week as one storm strikes into the Plains & a brand new system drops south alongside the West Coast. Severe storms & heavy rain could develop from Arklatex to the Mid-South. pic.twitter.com/NFwlTmTccy— National Weather Service (@NWS) January 24, 2021Nonetheless different states shall be showered by rain at the start of the week. Parts of Kansas, Ohio, Missouri and Indiana shall be hit early Monday by rain and thunderstorms, with the storm system shifting into the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys by Monday night.”The main hazards associated with the severe thunderstorms are frequent lightning, damaging severe wind gust, and hail; tornadoes will also be possible,” the NWS mentioned.Contributing: The Associated PressThis article initially appeared on USA TODAY: Snow, rain forecast in a minimum of 20 states, from California to New York