BOSTON (AP) — What forecasters are calling a "long duration" storm is expected to intensify tonight and cover parts of New England with a foot or more of snow before ending sometime Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for central New York, the western Catskills and much of New England. A large swath of southern New England could be covered by tomorrow night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Snow in the east isn't the only weather issue today. Northern California is bracing for the return of downpours and strong winds in the wake of a powerful storm that downed trees and power lines and led to dozens of flight cancellations at San Francisco's airport. The next storm system is forecast to hit this morning, bringing wind gusts as high as 50 mph, along with more rain.
SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Winds of 50 to 75 mph whipped fire through two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada, destroying 40 homes and forcing 150 people to evacuate the nearly 11 square-mile blaze. An incoming storm eventually brought some rain and allowed firefighters to gain the upper hand.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta neighborhood is still reeling from the shooting deaths of a woman and three children. Police say the gunman targeted his ex-wife and the children before killing himself. Two people were wounded.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police near Pittsburgh are still looking for a gunman who opened fire at a Macy's store in a shopping center, wounding three people, two of them critically. Police say one of the victims was the target and the other two were bystanders. Investigators are reviewing surveillance recordings.