Wednesday through end of the week, the Northwest will be dealing with another round of wet weather that will not have it feeling like the start of spring.
As the system moved onshore on Wednesday, the higher elevations of the Cascades started to see some travel-impacting snowfall.
Through Wednesday evening, snow accumulated more than half a foot in the mountains, with an inch or so in the valleys.
This storm will continue to cover roadways, making them slippery, especially over the mountain passes.
Snow will fall in the passes, making some travel for the first day of spring a bit more difficult. Further more, gusty winds from the west could create some difficult driving conditions.
The most liquid expected to come from this storm will be along the coasts, mainly between the Cascades and the Pacific coast.
During Wednesday alone, rainfall could amount up to an inch or more in some places. A heavy shower or two could cause some localized flooding, especially in low-lying areas and on the side of roadways.
Showers will continue, becoming more spotty, through the remainder of the workweek. By this time, showers will extend farther inland reaching the Plains early on Friday.
A late-April snowstorm dumped over a foot of heavy, wet snow across parts of Colorado on Thursday into Friday, boosting snowpack for an extended ski season at local resorts.
Expanding rainfall will bring good news for unusually dry portions of the northeastern United States into the start of May.
Heavy thunderstorms, a few of which will become severe and trigger flash flooding, will target the middle and lower Mississippi Valley into Saturday evening.
Residents of the southeastern United States may feel like the calendar has flipped ahead to Memorial Day weekend with warm and muggy weather in place for the start of May.
Those traveling during the end of the bank holiday weekend across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
The seven-story building, which housed more than 125 single units, collapsed around 9:15 p.m. local time (2:15 p.m. Friday), officials said.
Alta, UT (1991)
Record April snowfall of 136.2 inches beats the 136 inches set during 1963 and again in 1974. Season total was 580.1"; normal is 486.1".
Franklin County, PA (1994)
Gusty winds knocked a power line into a metal fence, illuminating it like the inside of a toaster. 15 cows near the fence were electrocuted.
New Jersey (1857)
Very late spring. The Sussex Register reported "not a blossom [has] unfolded at [the] end of April."