Snowy weather forecast for West, impacting travel

National weather forecast for December 8

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean has your FOX Weather forecast.

A snowstorm is developing across the West bringing impressive snow totals from the Sierra Nevada into the Intermountain West and the Rockies.  


Over a foot of snow will fall across portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.  

West snwo forecast
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Difficult if not impossible travel will impact some of these areas where winter storm watches have been issued.  

West winter weather alerts
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The Northwest will also get significant snow through Friday and this active weather pattern will bring some much-needed rain to parts of Southern California. 

Record heat for the U.S.
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Light snow will fall over parts of the Northeast and Great Lakes where temperatures are still cold, but we’ve got another warm-up on the way for the central U.S. with temperatures into the 70s and 80s.  

Record heat in Texas
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Record highs will be possible as we end the workweek. 

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