The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Iceland volcano finally erupts as lava spews near Grindavík

Start your day with the latest weather news – The Iceland volcano began erupting near Grindavik after a swarm of earthquakes rattled the region. Plus, snow continues for parts of the interior Northeast in the wake of a deadly storm system that continues to push offshore.

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Iceland volcano erupts after weeks of intense earthquakes

A volcano in Iceland began erupting late Monday evening near Grindavík following a swarm of earthquakes. 

The Icelandic Meteorologic Office (IMO) had warned of the possible eruption ever since a swarm of "intense" earthquakes was detected north of Grindavík at the end of October.

In the weeks that followed, tens of thousands of earthquakes rumbled throughout the region. That led to a state of emergency and the evacuation of Grindavík and its nearly 3,700 residents.

Snow slows morning commute in interior Northeast

After a deadly East Coast storm brought strong winds, heavy rain and widespread flooding over the past several days, cold air behind the system is bringing snow to the interior Northeast and the Appalachians. An area of lake-effect snow off Lake Erie is leading to snow-covered roads in Buffalo, New York, for the Tuesday morning commute.

Snowfall forecast for the Great Lakes through Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023.
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On Monday, the snow caused numerous crashes with injuries along Interstate 94 in Michigan. Michigan State Police said a portion of I-94 had to be shut down because of the crashes.

Drenching rain, mountain snow forecast for California

It continues to be a wet week for the Golden State as a one-two punch of storm systems brings rain and mountain snow to California

The rain forecast through the workweek.
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