24 states on alert for hazardous weather conditions

Western Washington, including parts of Seattle, experienced freezing temperatures and a mix of rain, sleet and snow on Sunday.PlayKOMO
WATCH 24 states on alert for hazardous weather conditions

A series of storms sweeping across the U.S. is delivering flooding rain, heavy snow and ice, and strong winds, putting two dozen states under storm alerts.

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Stormy weather already has inundated the western U.S., from Washington to Southern California and into the Rockies. Snow fell near Seattle and on mountains near Los Angeles. Gusty winds sparked a wildfire that required the evacuation of 200 people in California.

Two dozen states are under storm alerts.ABC News
Two dozen states are under storm alerts.

Storms are lining up this morning from the Southwest into the Midwest.

Stormy weather is moving east this afternoon.ABC News
Stormy weather is moving east this afternoon.

The stormy weather is expected to move east later today, streching from Texas into the Great Lakes area. Severe storms are possible from Dallas to Little Rock, with snow and ice from the Twin Cities to Des Moines to Milwaukee.

An ice-storm warning has been issued for parts of eastern Wisconsin, while heavy rain in Mississippi and the Ohio Valley region may cause flooding.

Heavy rain this morning will douse much of the Midwest.ABC News
Heavy rain this morning will douse much of the Midwest.

By Wednesday, the storm system will move toward the eastern Great Lakes and continue pouring rain on Ohio and the Mississippi River Valley. Texas and Arkansas will continue to be threatened by heavy rain, seeing as much as half a foot, with other parts of the Midwest seeing 2-4 inches.

Texas and Arkansas may see 6 inches of rainfall by midweek.ABC News
Texas and Arkansas may see 6 inches of rainfall by midweek.

Heavy snow and ice will continue in the Rockies and Upper Midwest, with some parts potentially seeing 1-2 feet of snow.

Colorado may see 1-2 feet of snow as parts of the Midwest can expect significant rainfall over the next few days.ABC News
Colorado may see 1-2 feet of snow as parts of the Midwest can expect significant rainfall over the next few days.

Later in the week, the South and Southeast will see unseasonably high temperatures. Highs in Florida on Tuesday may reach 90 degrees, as 70s and 80s cover much of the rest of the Midwest, South and mid-Atlantic regions.

The Southeast will be unseasonably warm on Tuesday.ABC News
The Southeast will be unseasonably warm on Tuesday.

Florida up through Maine may see record highs on Friday as the warming trend continues.

Florida may see record highs on Wednesday.ABC News
Florida may see record highs on Wednesday.

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