Another Round of Snow for the Plains, Midwest

A storm system is currently making its’ way through the four corners region in the west.  Ahead of this low-pressure center, rain and thunderstorms are developing over the southern Rockies in New Mexico.  The rain is expected push north and east over the Colorado Rockies and central Plains.  In the mountains, the rain is expected to change to snow overnight with as much as 18 inches of snow forecast for the highest elevations of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado.

Further north and east, in Minnesota, winter weather advisories are in effect for the arrowhead in the northeastern part of the state.  Three to five inches of snow are forecast for the area beginning late tonight and continuing through the day tomorrow.  Here’s the day one forecast for snow from the HPC valid through 8PM EDT tomorrow evening:

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The fun doesn’t end tomorrow evening, though.  The snow in the mountain west will push into eastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas and southwestern Nebraska Wednesday night into Thursday.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for this area where four to eight inches of snow is forecast.  The snow in Minnesota will slide into northern Wisconsin, the UP of Michigan, and southeastern Canada, where a foot of snow is not out of the question.  Also, the first significant ice accumulation could be seen in southern Canada in association with this storm.  Here’s the day 2 map valid from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening:

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Looks like another active couple of days in this transitional season.

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