Travel plans over the Thanksgiving period will be heavily affected by two major storm systems poised to sweep across the nation, moving through the West, the Midwest and the South.
Mandatory evacuation orders and warnings are in place in parts of Santa Barbara County following a wind-driven fire sparked in Los Padres National Park near Painted Cave Road.
Parts of California, the Northeast, the Midwest, Central Rockies and the Great Lakes area are forecast to be hit by heavy snow this week, including on Wednesday, the busiest day for Thanksgiving holiday travel.
The LA Department of Public Health has warned residents and visitors to avoid contact with ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Severe storm systems heading to parts of the Central states, and potentially spreading south and east, are predicted to cause major travel disruptions on the busiest day of the year for Thanksgiving holiday commuters.
Flash flooding is expected in several parts near the West Coast, including most of Arizona and some parts of Southern California, which has seen its first significant rainfall since May.
A winter storm warning is in effect across Central and Western New York with a cold front bringing record cold temperatures and snowfall of more than 12 inches in some parts of the region.
Several fires have been fully contained but 7 large fires remain burning across California, 5 of which are yet to be contained.
Fire weather conditions remain throughout parts of California including the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, as a new fire breaks out in Lake County.
Residents of Southern California are advised to remain alert this week, with dry weather conditions prolonging the risk of wildfires.
Firefighters continue to battle a series of raging fires across California.following a new fire in Ventura County.
California has been swept by another rapidly moving fire in the Somis and Santa Paula areas of Ventura County.
An Arctic cold front is sweeping eastwards across the the country.
Dangerous fire weather conditions persist with a string of new fires breaking out in Ventura, Riverside and Orange County.
The historic Ronald Reagan Presidential Library had a narrow escape from a new fire that raged across the Simi Valley area of Ventura County.
Halloween may not be too kind to trick-or-treaters this year, with inclement weather conditions predicted in the Midwest as well as in several states along the East Coast on Thursday.
The Getty Fire battle continues, with 15 percent of the fire contained so far and an Extreme Fire Red Flag Warning in place across Los Angeles County.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an unprecedented enhanced Red Flag Warning following the ongoing threat of highly dangerous fire weather conditions.
Parts of the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of California continue to be affected by extremely hazardous air quality conditions that could lead to adverse health effects.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has launched an investigation into utility groups following a report that revealed an electrical line from PG&E malfunctioned moments before the Kincade Fire.
The threat of California's wildfires continues with critical dry and windy weather conditions expected through Wednesday.
The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has now burned an area of more than 60,000 acres.
A state of emergency has been declared across California amid the Kincade Fire, with a string of schools closed and parts of Sonoma and Napa counties under evacuation orders and warnings.
In Sonoma, the Kincade fire has devastated more than 23,000 acres and was only 5 percent contained as of Friday. For comparison, Disney World covers roughly 25,000 acres.
There are reported to be nine active burning fires covering more than 30,000 acres of California.
Nearly 200,000 people are still without power across Massachusetts and Maine on Friday following a record-shattering storm. Winds of up to 50 mph battered the New England states, while New York City, Boston, and Portland, Maine felt winds of at least 39 mph, according to reports.
Nearly 320,000 have been left without power in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and other parts of the Northeast as the powerful nor'easter rips across the region.
The newly identified natural phenomenon is the result of powerful storms transferring some of the vast amounts of energy that they produce into the Earth's crust.
At least 33 people have died in Japan after Typhoon Hagibis —reportedly one of the most powerful storms to hit the area since the 1950s—tore across the country this weekend.
Currently the typhoon has maximum sustained wind speeds of around 120 miles per hour, equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.