Disruptive Snow Aims for Western Texas Today

January 9, 2012; 6:08 AM ET
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The storm that brought snow to Utah, Colorado and New Mexico will push east today, spreading snow across western parts of the Lone Star State.

Snowfall from this storm was generally light across Colorado's Front Range. with areas around the Denver metro area receiving between 1 and 2 inches, while places farther west picked up anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of fresh powder.

As the storm pushes east today, snow will work its way into western Texas today, with upwards of 6-9 inches possible.

Midland, Odessa and Amarillo, Texas, are among the areas expected to see travel-disrupting, accumulating snow through tonight.

Driving could become rather tricky today across parts of Interstate 10 and 20 in the Lone Star State.

While the snow will likely cause some travel headaches, the ones welcoming the snow and reaping the benefits are ski resorts. Behind the storm, cooler air will filter in the region, further assisting the snow-making efforts over the Rockies.

The storm system will strengthen as it continues to track to the southeast. With moist flow off the Gulf of Mexico, the stage will be set for a soaking rain and some storminess across most of Texas and the central Gulf Coast on Monday.

The rain will be very beneficial as any precipitation is much needed. Severe drought conditions continue across much of the region.

Some parts near the Texas coast will even have to be prepared for isolated severe thunderstorms.

Keep checking back with AccuWeather.com for the latest updates on the unfolding situation.

AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Bill Deger contributed to the content of this story.

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