California is still requiring chains in some areas as of this morning.
New Mexico and Arizona will see strong winds today with sustained winds expected between 30-35 MPH with gusting to 55 MPH possible.
Severe weather is likely to break out today and tonight in Missouri, eastern Kansas, much of Oklahoma and northeastern Texas. The greatest chance of tornadoes will be in eastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri, but could extend beyond these areas as well. These strong storms will reach to near Chicago and Indianapolis by this evening. Gusty winds, large hail, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes are possible threats.
A storm is moving onshore into California and Oregon now bringing strong winds, rain and mountain snow as far south as the mountains north of Los Angeles. I-5, I-80, US 395 and other roads will be impacted by snow between now and early Wednesday morning. I-5 is expected to see 4-6 inches in the northern section near the Oregon border. I-80 over Donner Pass at the Nevada border is expecting a foot of snow. US 395 is expecting to see 6-10 inches along and west of it with the worst conditions likely tonight into early Wednesday morning. Chains may be needed at these and other points. I-5 over Grapevine Pass just north of Los Angeles could see a dusting of snow up to 4500 feet with 2-4 inches above 5500 feet. Winds will be sustained in the 25-35 MPH range gusting to near 50 in much of the southwest today.
The greatest chance of severe thunderstorms will be in central Illinois, western Missouri and eastern Kansas today.