A WINTER weather warning is in effect as back-to-back storms are expected to hit the United States this weekend.
Forecasters warn they have the potential to create chaotic travel conditions as the storms sweep across the central and northeastern US.
Two rounds of snow are expected to cover parts of the upper Midwest and Midwest this weekend and the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday. The Weather Channel reported.
The first storm system is expected to bring snow to some cities in the Rocky Mountains and upper Midwest beginning Friday night.
Snowy travel conditions are expected on local freeways, and Minneapolis and Denver could see a small amount of snow and ice. battery weather said forecasters.
states like WyomingNebraska and South Dakota saw the heaviest snow, between six and 12 inches.
Accuweather reported that parts of central Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan will see nests of ice and winter mix.
Rain is expected along the I-80 corridor through Nebraska to Chicago NYCwith strong wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour also expected Saturday night into Sunday.
A second storm is expected to follow a blast of cold air that could bring snow or rain farther south and east to the Midwest and Northeast late Monday through Tuesday morning.
Between 1 and 3 inches of snow is forecast Sunday night through Tuesday from parts of the central plains to the lower regions of the Great Lakes and northern New England, according to AccuWeather chief meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
Snow accumulations ranging from 3 to 6 inches were seen in southern Ohio, northern Missouri and western Illinois, as well as from northern New York state to central Maine, the weather forecaster said.
Forecasters have warned that overnight and early morning snowfall will mean roads are likely to be muddy and slippery.
STRONG STORM HAZARD
Forecasters are also warning that heavy rain and storms could sweep through parts of Iowa, Arkansas and Missouri this weekend.
Severe weather risks for Saturday and Sunday include large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, according to the Weather Channel.
Arkansas is most at risk of severe weather on Sunday, along with northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma, western Tennessee and southern Missouri, according to forecasters.
The severe weather is expected later in the day and could last into Monday.
“Critical fire weather” could result from a warm front moving southeast from the Great Plains on Friday and then into the Midwest and East this weekend. Yahoo News reported.
“High winds will create dust and critical fire weather threats,” the National Weather Service warned.
Windy conditions are expected in parts of southern and eastern New Mexico, the Texas-Oklahoma Panhandle, southeastern Colorado and much of Kansas, according to Yahoo.
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