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Upper Midwest and Central Plains preparing for heavy snowfall, Northeast defrosts



A winter storm is beginning to intensify and snow is expected to expand in parts of the central and northern Plains on Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service issued another round of snowstorm warnings on Sunday morning. Snowstorm warnings now extend from eastern Colorado to southern Minnesota, including a large part of Nebraska.

This storm will continue to the upper midwest for the next 48 hours, causing a lot of snow from eastern Colorado to northern Wisconsin. This storm has already brought heavy snow to parts of the Rocky Mountains. Salt Lake City, for example, picked up more than 8 inches of snow on Saturday causing dangerous trips on I-80 and I-15. Traitorous trips were also reported due to heavy snowfall on I-80 in Wyoming.

  PHOTO: There are several storm alerts for parts of the central and northern P
There are several storm alerts for parts of the central and northern P
<img src = "https://a.abcnews.com /images/US/abc_map2_dc_012118_29x16_992.jpg "border =" 0 "width =" 640 "height =" 480 "alt =" PHOTO: Parts of Colorado and Utah will experience heavy snowfalls. [19659005] Parts of Colorado and Utah will experience heavy snowfall.

On Sunday morning, snow is falling in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and will expand in the Denver metro area shortly, conditions in Denver will deteriorate on Sunday morning and later in the day. Locally, there are likely to be between 4 and 8 inches of snow in the Denver area, with almost a foot in the mountains and foothills, delays and flight cancellations will likely occur at Denver International Airport on Sunday. has expanded north towards Cheyenne and the fron tera between South Dakota and Nebraska.

Conditions will deteriorate in Nebraska and South Dakota on Sunday, followed by southern Minnesota on Sunday night. In addition to the snow, the winds will be gusting locally at more than 30 mph as the storm intensifies Sunday night through Monday. It is likely that there are conditions close to the blizzard in this region during this period of time.

  PHOTO: The upper plains will experience heavy snowfall on Monday.
The upper plains will experience heavy snowfall on Monday.
  PHOTO: It will be a stormy Tuesday for parts of the northeast.
be a stormy Tuesday for parts of the northeast.

On Monday morning, heavy snowfall will fall from Nebraska to western Wisconsin. School cancellations, flight delays and road closures will be possible in Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Minneapolis.

On Tuesday morning, the storm will move to the Great Lakes region and will bring a strong threat of rain to the northeast. The combination of intense rain, mild temperatures and existing ice jams could cause localized flooding.

  PHOTO: Heavy snow is expected in the central plain.
Heavy snowfalls are expected in the central plain.

Some degree of uncertainty persists regarding the more intense snowfall gradient in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The current forecast includes a narrow axis of more than 12 inches of snow locally near Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to the southern suburbs of Minneapolis. There is a possibility that this axis will expand to the east. It is important to keep in mind that there will be a fairly strong gradient due to the noticeable snowfall. The heaviest snow probably overlooks Rapid City just to the south, and it also misses Des Moines just to the north.

In addition to the heavy snowfall, many places will also see some freezing rain and drizzle over the heavier snow.

In addition, snowfall, a cold front that extends along the southern Plains and the Mississippi Valley, will provide the possibility of adverse weather conditions. A slight risk of severe storms in parts of northeastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas and northwest Louisiana. This threat region includes Dallas and Little Rock. The main threat will be damaging winds, however, short tornadoes will be possible. The storms are expected to develop later on Sunday night near Waco to Dallas, and then move north and east during the night.

  PHOTO: Severe weather is expected in parts of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Severe weather is expected in parts of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Sunday will be another day with temperatures above average for much of the United States. Temperatures in the eastern United States are forecast to be much higher than 10 to 20 degrees above average in much of this region.

  PHOTO: Temperatures in the eastern part of the US UU They will increase on Sunday.
Temperatures in the eastern United States UU They will increase on Sunday.

The cities of New York, Boston and Washington DC will be between 5 and 10 degrees above their average. date. In parts of the south, temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees above average.

  PHOTO: The northeast will experience temperatures above the average.
The Northeast will experience temperatures above the average.

As last weekend, with milder temperatures, the threat of localized ice jams and thin ice remain a cause for concern. parts of the northeast. As a storm approaches from the west, on Tuesday there will be heavy rain in the northeast, which could increase the threat of flooding located near the waterways affected by the ice jams.

After the rain passes, it will become more seasonal. The good news is that the extended perspective shows another slight change in temperatures next weekend.


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