The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Active tropics remain as end of October nears

Start your day with the latest weather news – It may be nearing the end of October, but there is plenty to watch in the tropics. Plus, flooding rain chances increase for the southern Plains and feet of snow are on the way for parts of the Rockies and northern Plains.

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Hurricane HQ: Two storms to watch in the Atlantic as Mexico braces for another landfalling tropical cyclone

We may be nearing the end of October, but there is still plenty to watch in the tropics.

The tropical weather outlook for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins.
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After wreaking havoc on the Caribbean islands, Hurricane Tammy continues to move northeast over the open Atlantic. On its current track, Tammy could pass near Bermuda by this weekend.

The forecast cone for Hurricane Tammy.
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In the southwestern Caribbean, Tropical Depression Twenty-One formed Monday afternoon, and it's currently bringing heavy rainfall to Nicaragua and Honduras, increasing the threat of flash flooding and mudslides in higher-terrain areas.

In the Eastern Pacific, forecasters are watching Tropical Storm Otis, which could make landfall as a hurricane late Tuesday night or Wednesday in southern Mexico. The National Hurricane Center said in addition to high winds, Otis will also bring the risk of flash flooding and mudslides in the higher terrain.

Current watches and warnings in effect along the path of Otis.
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Remnants of Norma bring much-needed moisture to southern Plains

What was once Hurricane Norma in the Eastern Pacific is bringing plenty of moisture to the southern Plains. Areas of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas could see several inches of rain this week.

The FOX Forecast Center says some isolated spots in the southern Plains could even receive 5 to 8 inches of rain.

And while these storms could bring flooding chances to the same area, some storms could be severe

Forecast rain totals in the southern Plains through Friday, Oct. 27.
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Say it ain't snow

The first winter storm of the season could dump a foot of snow across the northern Rockies and Plains this week. 

Winter storm alerts have been issued for areas of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota

While lower-terrain areas could see upwards of a foot of snow, higher-terrain areas could see upwards of 2 feet through the end of the workweek. 

Forecast snowfall totals through Friday.
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Super fog causes deadly crashes in Louisiana

The National Weather Service says that super fog is to blame for several deadly accidents along Interstate 55 in Louisiana on Monday. Super fog is a mixture of smoke and moisture released from damp, smoldering materials that fill the air. 

Officials say that both directions of I-55 northwest of New Orleans remain closed on Tuesday as crews continue to clean the mess. 

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