Bad snow caused more than 25 crashes on state and interstate highways in Minnesota on Monday night, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
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The storm left half a foot of snow in Minnesota and the Dakotas, and up to 19 inches in parts of Montana. Snow and freezing temperatures caused treacherous driving conditions throughout the day.
In a nine-hour span Monday, there were 197 accidents in the state and 13 people were injured, the state patrol said.
As severe weather progresses eastward, heavy rains are hitting the Ohio Valley and storms could emerge from Cleveland to Houston.
– NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) April 3, 2018
The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds, hail and some tornadoes across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi.
To the north, a strip of heavy April snowfall will fall from Sioux City, Iowa, to Minneapolis and to Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Traverse City, Michigan, where some areas could see 6 to 12 inches.
On Wednesday afternoon, the storm system and the cold front will approach the east coast and extend from Florida to Maine. Some of these storms can be strong to severe with damaging winds and hail. An isolated tornado is also possible.
Bitter cold  The bitter cold air, at least by April standards, will move to the Midwest tonight until Wednesday and hit the east coast on Wednesday night.
Then, another cold explosion moves to the Midwest on Friday and spreads to the Northeast on Saturday morning.