Friday the front and low should come together over the east causing some weather. May see a little severe weather in the south. The Northeast should start with rain turning to sleet, ice and probably snow on the backside of it for most into Saturday.
Look out Monday and Tuesday for a clipper type system to bring a moderate snow across the Plains and Midwest before anchoring heavily over the Great Lakes and then swinging into the still frozen East.
The Gray Prius Made It
The Santa Barbra County mudslides have been a devastating second act to the Thomas Fire. At least 17 people have died, 40 were injured, 43 others are missing. At least 100 homes were destroyed. The evacuation area was expanded today. Many of those evacuated are being told it maybe 5 days before they get to return home.
Below is a video featuring some of the scenes that have come from this disaster. Some of it is from Oprah's backyard. The Gray Prius pictured was certainly one of the more memorable ones. It opens with the mud sloshing around the corner in the street, with this Prius riding the wave through the S-curve with windshield wipers and lights on. It gets rinsed by the camera then quickly rounds the bend out of sight down the road. It turns out they made it unscathed. Everyone was evacuating, this guy and his girlfriend were one of the last ones out as the hill started down the already muddy street. The mudslide caught up to their car and swept them on from there til the bottom of the hill where they got out of it. The car drove away from the incident with onlya few scratches.
Car Speeds Down Road Trying To Escape Fast Moving River of Mud Inside Edition
Published on Jan 10, 2018 Dramatic new video of the California mudslides is emerging as a car sped down a narrow road trying to flee from a fast moving river of mud and debris. Many people ignored warnings to evacuate, never expecting the mudslides would cause so much havoc. Hillsides which were stripped of vegetation by recent fires simply collapsed in the torrential rain. Oprah inspected the damage outside her California mansion in Montecito, which has been ground zero for the devastating mudslides.