Wild weather on New Year’s Day, 2020

Powerful winds challenge drivers on the Colorado-Wyoming border while tumbleweeds bury cars in Washington state, and high-surf advisories are issued along the California coast.
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Now, to the wild weather millions are facing this new year's day, with winter weather alerts in effect across the northwest. The storm packing powerful winds. Watch as the driver of this tractor trailer loses a battle with strong gusts near the colorado/wyoming border. The higher elevations, blinding snow causing spinouts. Several wrecks reported on roads there. In Washington state, tumblewields burying several cars, forcing authorities to shut down a highway for hours. At the same time, a new storm is set to slam the south tomorrow before marching east. Let's get right to ABC news chief meteorologist ginger zee. Hey, ginger. Reporter: Hey, whit. You know, that storm has already produced wind gusts up to 97 miles per hour in Wyoming. I want to take you to the map with the weather advisories and warnings in place. That blizzard warning includes interstate 80 between Arlington and Rollins, through 11:00 P.M. Tonight. You could see another one to two feet of snow. But that separate storm that's making its way up through the gulf, raining in southeast Texas, now going to bring severe storms and damaging winds from New Orleans up through southern Mississippi. That's tomorrow afternoon. Very heavy rains that make their way to the northeast and mid-atlantic by Saturday morning. But back in Mississippi, parts of Alabama, Tennessee, which have been very wet the last seven days, they could see four to five inches of rain. Flash flooding a big threat there, whit. All right, ginger, thank you.

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