Stormy weather is expected to start this weekend and last through Thanksgiving week.
On Thursday, a storm in the west dumped more than 1 foot of snow from northern Arizona to the Colorado Rockies. Even the Grand Canyon saw up to three inches.
Meanwhile, heavy hail struck Phoenix, Arizona, coating roads and neighborhoods, nearly looking like snow.
Hail drifts from Thursday’s storm in Avondale, AZ 😳😳November 22, 2019
Do you want to build a hail-man? ;-)
Tons of hail in the SW Valley today!November 22, 2019
That same storm brought about 1 inch of snow and freezing rain to Denver Thursday night, causing dangerous driving conditions and a crash involving over 50 cars.
It is still snowing hard out east on E470 as they clear the crash at Quincy. pic.twitter.com/Sa2T72rRNy— Jayson Luber (@Denver7Traffic) November 22, 2019
Downtown roads are now snow covered like here on 14th at the State Capitol. pic.twitter.com/afJwOLRprT— Jayson Luber (@Denver7Traffic) November 22, 2019
By Friday morning that storm system was moving into the South, bringing heavy rain.
This weekend the storm will veer to the Northeast, dropping some rain and snow.
As Thanksgiving week gets underway, a fast-moving jet stream will buckle and pick up lots of moisture from Pacific Ocean, helping to create several storm systems that will move across the country from the West Coast to the East Coast.
More heavy rain and flooding are expected for Southern California and the Southwest.
At the same time, cold air from Canada will invade the northern states. There could be several snowstorms next week from the Rockies into the Great Lakes.