Series of storms takes aim at Northwest, heavy rain and mountain snow expected

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A complex storm system brought snow to parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes on Saturday, as well as very heavy rain and flash flooding to parts of the Northeast.

Nearly 6 inches of snow was reported in parts of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. In the northeast, nearly 1.5 inches of rain caused flash flooding in parts of Pennsylvania, especially near and around Philadelphia. Over 1 inch of rain was reported near and around the Albany region.

This morning, as the storm system heads into southern Canada, cooler air moving over the Great Lakes is causing some lake effect snow as well as snow squalls.

While all accumulations should remain minor, brief and widely scattered bands of snow could cause brief reduction in visibility, as well as slippery road surfaces.

A series of storms will move into the Northwest bringing several rounds of heavy rain to the coast of Northern California to Washington State. There will also be several waves of mountain snow in the Cascades.

 Locally three to five inches of rain will be possible along the immediate coast through Wednesday. In the mountains, locally one to two feet of snow will be possible in the higher elevations.

Some parts of Washington State, including Seattle, are currently over 130% to as high as 185% of their January precipitation total.

Currently, with rain expected through the end of the month, a couple of spots in the region could end up with one of their wettest January months on record, or it could end up near a record number of rain days for January.

Meanwhile a weak system is moving through the South today and will bring areas of rain to parts of the region. This system quickly moves east and falls apart on Monday.

Another system will arrive in the South on Tuesday and bring a similar area of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast.

All of this could result in a couple inches of rain over the next few days, especially in parts of Texas and Louisiana.

Much of the nation is looking rather quiet which is somewhat notable given the time of year we are in. The next organized weather system looks to be at the end of this week in the eastern U.S. However, it remains unclear what extent a potential system would have.

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Man dies after being zipped into suitcase, girlfriend arrested

Man dies after being zipped into suitcase, girlfriend arrestedOrange County Sheriff's Office(WINTER PARK, Fla.) -- A woman in Florida has been arrested in the death of her boyfriend after she allegedly zipped him into a suitcase and left him there for hours, authorities said.

Sarah Boone, 42, called authorities Monday afternoon to report that her boyfriend, 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., was dead at her Winter Park home, according to the arrest affidavit. Boone said they were playing hide-and-seek when the couple "jokingly thought it would be funny if Jorge got in the suitcase," and Boone zipped him inside.

Boone said they had been drinking alcohol that night, the affidavit said. She said she then "went upstairs and passed out in her bed."

Boone said she woke up around 11 a.m. when her phone rang multiple times, the affidavit said.

When Boone went downstairs and didn't see her boyfriend anywhere, she "realized that he was possibly still inside the suitcase," the affidavit said. Boone unzipped the suitcase and found Torres unresponsive and not breathing.

When deputies responded to her 911 call, Torres was found lying by the front door near a blue suitcase, the affidavit said. He had a small laceration on his lip and apparent bruising around his eye. Torres was declared dead around 1 p.m.

As authorities investigated, they recovered video from Boone's phone in which Torres was repeatedly yelling out Boone's name, the affidavit said.

Torres was seen on the video pushing on the suitcase, trying to escape, according to the affidavit.

In the video, according to the affidavit, Boone said to Torres, "For everything you've done to me," then laughed and said, "F--- you. Stupid."

Torres repeatedly called out his girlfriend's name, and told her, 'I can't f------ breathe, seriously," the video showed, according to the affidavit. When Torres repeatedly told Boone he couldn't breathe, Boone replied, "That's what I feel like when you cheat on me ... You should probably shut the f--- up."

Arrested: Sarah Boone, 42, for Second Degree Murder in the death of 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., who died after Boone zipped him into a suitcase, and didn’t return for hours.

— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 26, 2020

Bonne was booked on Wednesday for second-degree murder. She does not yet have an attorney or a court date.

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