The severe weather threat on Monday covers a large area of real estate, with NOAA's Storm Prediction Center placing nearly 50 million people in a Level 1 out of 5 risk of thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts and even possible tornadoes.
After a brief break from the snow, flakes will fly again by late Monday and continue through Tuesday. While not expected to create near-blizzard conditions, wind gusts to 45 mph will blow around the 8-10 feet of snow that fell over the weekend and the additional falling snow. Even the Sacramento Valley could see gusts from 25-35 mph.
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Little change has been seen with the Smokehouse Creek Fire since it broke out last week and is still only 15% contained as of Monday morning. The fire has so far scorched more than 1 million acres in both Texas and Oklahoma, burning more than 500 structures and killing at least two people.
Start your day with the latest weather news – Nearly 50 million are at risk of severe weather from Chicago to Houston on Monday. Plus, California's mountains are bracing for more snow after being slammed by feet of snow and blizzard conditions for the past several days.