Snowy weather underway across Rockies as warm-up forecast for much of US

National weather forecast for December 9

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean has your FOX Weather forecast.

A big snowstorm is underway Thursday across the Rockies, bringing the most snow so far this season for the region.   


Western snow forecast
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The cold front associated with this system is forecast to bring the risk of strong-to-severe weather, including tornadoes across the Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio valleys on Friday.  

Severe storm threat 
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Large hail, damaging winds, a few tornadoes and heavy rain will all be a potential threat into Friday night. 

Friday night storms
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Meanwhile, a wild warm-up for much of the country will continue into the weekend, with temperatures up to 30 degrees above average.  

Record warmth in the South
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Widespread record highs will be possible.  

Ninety-degree temperatures will also be possible in southern Texas.  

Record warmth for the East
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The warm air will spread into the East on Saturday.  

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