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Sixth winter storm in the USA: States affected and how long will it last?

While temperatures have risen across much of the country, some regions will continue to experience severe weather brought by a sixth winter storm.

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Sixth winter storm impacting the USA

As temperatures rise across much of the United States, some regions are bracing for a sixth winter storm. While extreme snowfall is not expected, the National Weather Service (NWS) expects this new storm system to bring flooding and severe weather in certain states of the country.

Currently, 11 million Americans are under flood alerts, while another 55 million are under winter weather advisories. Here are the states that will be affected and how long the bad weather will last.

Sixth winter storm in the USA: How long will it last?

According to various projections, rain and low temperatures are expected to prevail in the affected areas for much of the week, at least until Thursday 25 January.

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States affected by the sixth winter storm

The flood alert extends from Texas to Illinois. The most affected areas, that is, where the greatest accumulation of rain is expected, are east Texas, southern Arkansas and the northeast Louisiana. In central Mississippi and northern Alabama, flooding is also expected, although with less intensity.

On the other hand, a combination of freezing rain and ice are expected across Nebraska and Kansas, according to NBC News meteorologists, while the north of the nation will continue to see light snowfall. In the high altitudes of Utah, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico, freezing rain and a light dusting of snow are also expected.

Above is a weather map from Windy.com, with the trajectory of rain and snowfall in the United States in real time.

For more information and weather alerts, visit the official website of the National Weather Service.