Sources: MTL Blog
From Tuesday through Thursday, a strong winter storm warning snowstorm or blizzard is predicted to affect rural and sparsely populated areas in the northern United States.
According to meteorologists, the storm will first impact the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest before spreading over the course of the following few days into the northern Plains.
AccuWeather predicts that this storm will seriously interrupt travel in at least six states.
As the storm moves in, parts of the Cascades and northern Rockies are under a winter storm warning or warning.
As it approached Mexico’s southern Pacific coast early on Tuesday, tropical storm Otis intensified. It was predicted to become a hurricane before reaching landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday close to the Acapulco resort.
With gusts of 70 mph (110 kph), Otis was reported by the US National Hurricane Center to be approximately 155 miles (250 kilometers) southeast of Acapulco on Tuesday morning. It was traveling at 8 mph (13 kph) north-northwest.
Hurricane Tammy was a Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall in the Atlantic on the Caribbean island of Barbuda.
Parts of Trinidad are facing flash flooding, affecting traffic problems.
There have been significant traffic delays due to the deluge that resulted from heavy showers and thunderstorm activity throughout numerous sections of Trinidad.
Traffic on the east and westbound lanes of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway came to a crawl as drivers tried to negotiate the rising floodwaters, according to a 19-second video footage posted by Waze Trinidad and Tobago at 3 p.m.
People reported that they were stuck in gridlock on the eastbound lane at about 4:30 p.m., with traffic backing up all the way to Grand Bazaar.
The eastbound lane has been transformed from the far-right of the westbound lane to allow traffic to flow.
As they attempted to leave the capital city, drivers in and near Port of Spain also reported experiencing significant delays.
High winds accompanied the continuous rain, and according to the video that individuals in the area posted, the winds were so strong in St. Augustine that they caused sparks to fly along power lines outside of the University of the West Indies campus.
Isolated thunderstorms that crossed southwest and northeastern Trinidad are to blame for the current weather.
The most recent weather forecast from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) indicates that the rains are not going to stop anytime soon. Early on Thursday morning, there will be spells of partly overcast weather with light to moderate showers in a few locations and a 30% chance of heavy showers or thunderstorms, with Tobago and eastern Trinidad initially benefiting.
There will be intermittent intervals of partly overcast skies from late Thursday morning to afternoon. There is a 40–60% probability of an isolated thunderstorm or heavy shower, with a preference for hilly and western Trinidad. There will also be mild to moderate showers in some locations.