Another Snowstorm for Plains, Midwest this Week

March 28, 2011; 8:09 AM
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Yet another cross-country storm will drop a potentially disruptive late-season snow from portions of the Plains and the Midwest and perhaps all the way into the Northeast this week.

The snow will do more than crush daffodils. It could create dangerous travel both on the ground and in the air as well as possible school and activity delays and cancellations.

Snow that falls over the Colorado Rockies and northeastern Colorado will make roads slippery tonight. Portions of I-70 and I-76 will become treacherous by Tuesday morning with several inches of snow coming down in this zone.

A wintry mix of snow and rain will fall in Denver and along portions of the I-25 corridor on Monday night, creating some slick spots. The Mile High City hasn't seen much snow this year, as indicated by meteorologist Bill Deger last week.

Potentially disruptive snow will spread across portions of Nebraska, northern Kansas, southern Iowa, northern Missouri and central portions of Illinois and Indiana on Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Plenty of cold air will be in place to support the wintry weather.

A swath of 3-6 inches is expected to fall at the heart of this corridor, while a larger area will get 1-3 inches.

The snow that falls at night could stick to roadways, making them slick and dangerous. Bridges and overpasses could be especially slippery.

Visit the Winter Weather Center for snow maps related to this storm.

Travel along portions of the I-80 corridor appears like it will be impacted by snow. A wintry mix may make portions of the I-70 corridor slippery.

The snow could come down heavily enough at times to dangerously reduce the visibility.

Omaha and Kansas Cities may be in the path of the storm.

At this time, the snow is expected to stay south of Chicago, but a few snow showers from enhancement off of Lake Michigan are not entirely out of the question by midweek as the storm tracks to the south of the area.

By Wednesday, a band of snow or a wintry mix may even pencil out into portions of the Northeast, perhaps from Ohio into north central Pennsylvania.

It should be noted that a wobble in the storm's track by only 50 or 100 miles will make a difference in who gets impacted by the disruptive snow.

Meanwhile, the storm's cold front will be slicing into very warm and humid air to the south. This will set the stage for another round of severe weather from Texas through the portions of the South.

Dallas, Houston, Shreveport and New Orleans are among cities that may be at risk.

Keep checking back with for the latest details on this spring storm.


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