Snow in Malibu? Nearly half of US, from California to Kansas to New York, braces for wintry weather.

Low clouds brought snowfall to the Grand Canyon on Sunday. A sprinkling of snow dusted Malibu highways in California.The damp, wintry weather condition is here to remain: Two storm systems are set to shower nearly half the country with snow and rain throughout the week and into next week, according to the National Weather Service. One storm, coming through Northern California on Sunday night and moving southward, is anticipated to bring a minimum of a foot of snow to the Sierra Nevada mountains and rains to other parts of the state.The front will then move through Southern California, disposing a minimum of a foot more of snow at higher elevations, Accuweather senior meteorologist Alan Reppert informed USA TODAY on Sunday. The snowfall is also forecast to cover parts of Arizona and Colorado. Snow had actually currently begun to build up in Californias range of mountains Saturday and Sunday, even bringing a dusting to beachy Malibu and hail to Long Beach.” Traffic is currently developing. Be gotten ready for long haul times if heading to the mountains. Bring a full tank of gas and do not forget your chains,” the Mt. Baldy Fire Department in Southern California tweeted.Dozens of tweets recorded the snow in Southern California, where parts of the area saw temperature levels skyrocket to the 90s a week ago. On Sunday, the region saw highs in the 50s. More than 95% of California has actually been experiencing dry spell conditions and the rest is abnormally dry, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported in its weekly update Thursday.Meanwhile, in Arizona, snow covered ridges of the Grand Canyon, with the National Park Service forecasting that a larger storm Monday would “reduce presence.” Heavy snow will likewise fall in Kansas on Monday morning, pushing through the Plains states and northeastward through Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois through Tuesday.That storm, establishing in the Rocky Mountains, will later move into parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and produce snow, Reppert said.Snowfall is forecast to surpass four inches from main Kansas through southern Michigan, possibly surpassing 12 inches across northern Kansas, northwest Missouri, southeast Nebraska, and southern Iowa, the NWS said.Still other states will be showered by rain at the beginning of the week. Parts of Kansas, Ohio, Missouri and Indiana will be struck early Monday by rain and thunderstorms, with the storm system moving into the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys by Monday night.” The primary risks related to the severe thunderstorms are frequent lightning, harmful extreme wind gust, and hail; tornadoes will likewise be possible,” the NWS said.Contributing: The Associated Press

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