Millions in central U.S. brace for snow, rain and floods


              Wrightwood residents Nick and Christine Hoban enjoy a walk together as heavy snow falls on Highway 2 near Wrightwood, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              California Highway Patrol officer Mike Eshleman instructs a driver he may continue on Highway 2 in his 4-wheel drive vehicle as heavy snow falls near Wrightwood, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard the bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              Friends Addie Palmer, 7, left, and Esther Roghaar, 7, right, use tree branches to make arms and even hair on their snowman at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The National Weather Service reported 2.5 inches of snow accumulation overnight from their location at the Boise Airport. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Sal Wood, Blake Wood and Jacobi Wood, 6, roll the largest snowball at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, after 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight according to the National Weather Service. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned a Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard a Salt Lake Express bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              Evan Freedman, from Los Angeles, puts snow chains on his vehicle as heavy snow falls on Highway 2 near Wrightwood, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard the bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned a Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard a Salt Lake Express bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              Friends Addie Palmer, 7, left, and Esther Roghaar, 7, right, use tree branches to make arms and even hair on their snowman at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The National Weather Service reported 2.5 inches of snow accumulation overnight from their location at the Boise Airport. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Sal Wood, Blake Wood and Jacobi Wood, 6, roll the largest snowball at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, after 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight according to the National Weather Service. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard the bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned a Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard a Salt Lake Express bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              Friends Addie Palmer, 7, left, and Esther Roghaar, 7, right, use tree branches to make arms and even hair on their snowman at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The National Weather Service reported 2.5 inches of snow accumulation overnight from their location at the Boise Airport. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Sal Wood, Blake Wood and Jacobi Wood, 6, roll the largest snowball at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, after 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight according to the National Weather Service. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Friends Addie Palmer, 7, left, and Esther Roghaar, 7, right, use tree branches to make arms and even hair on their snowman at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The National Weather Service reported 2.5 inches of snow accumulation overnight from their location at the Boise Airport. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Sal Wood, Blake Wood and Jacobi Wood, 6, roll the largest snowball at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, after 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight according to the National Weather Service. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Friends Addie Palmer, 7, left, and Esther Roghaar, 7, right, use tree branches to make arms and even hair on their snowman at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The National Weather Service reported 2.5 inches of snow accumulation overnight from their location at the Boise Airport. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Sal Wood, Blake Wood and Jacobi Wood, 6, roll the largest snowball at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, after 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight according to the National Weather Service. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Friends Addie Palmer, 7, left, and Esther Roghaar, 7, right, use tree branches to make arms and even hair on their snowman at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The National Weather Service reported 2.5 inches of snow accumulation overnight from their location at the Boise Airport. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Sal Wood, Blake Wood and Jacobi Wood, 6, roll the largest snowball at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, after 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight according to the National Weather Service. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              A car passes a caution sign as heavy snow falls on the Mt. Rose Highway near Reno, Nev., on Dec. 1, 2022. A windy, winter storm packing heavy snow started moving into the Sierra Thursday, closing schools at Lake Tahoe, prompting a backcountry avalanche warning and snarling traffic on Interstate 80 west of Reno. (Jason Bean/Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
Millions in central U.S. brace for snow, rain and floods