This image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center shows an early computer model forecasting the chances of a windy, strong sleet-snow storm hitting the East Coast this weekend, Jan. 22-23, 2016.  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)

South, East brace for big storm, significant snowfall

On Wednesday, the weather service issued blizzard and winter storm watches for parts of Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia. The watches start as early as Thursday and stretch into Saturday.

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Winter weather myths for your car

Over the past few days, we have experienced the coldest temperatures so far this winter. That cold not only takes a toll on us, but also on our vehicles. Social media is full of ways to take care of your car in the winter, but not all of those are good ideas.


Video: Rural road conditions

NewsChannel 15 meteorologist Rob Lydick checks out road conditions in Allen County as of 8:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Cars drive on Woodman Avenue in Panorama City, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

As rain pummels California, some see a way to fight drought

The State Water Resources Control Board approved a broad plan Wednesday for capturing more rain. The regulator is launching a road show this month to explain how it will dole out $200 million for projects to collect rain.

A woman walks along a path as clouds hang over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Emeryville, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Drought stricken California welcomes El Nino’s storms

El Ninos usually bring heavy rains to California, although it remains to be seen whether people should expect anything like a repeat of 1997 and 1998, when storms killed 17 people, wiped out crops, washed out highways and pushed houses down hillsides.

Glendora resident Frank Salazar stockpiles sandbags to protect his home from flooding in Glendora, Calif., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

El Nino storms slam drought-parched California

El Nino storms lined up over the Pacific started soaking California with light rain Monday but a series of stronger systems are expected to arrive starting Tuesday, forecasters said.