People across the Plains will have to gear up for another round of widespread disruptive snow this weekend. Up to half a foot could accumulate, making a mess of travel in some areas.
A few places could even pick up 6-12 inches.
Rapid City, S.D., Kansas City, Mo., and Omaha, Neb., are among the cities that could end up in the heaviest snow zone. While St. Louis will not be hit as hard as it was during its last storm, enough snow could fall there by the end of the weekend to cause travel problems.
The storm bringing snow this weekend was already spreading rain and a wintry mix across the Pacific Northwest Friday. As this storm emerges out over the Plains this weekend, fresh snow will cover areas from Montana to Missouri and surrounding states.
Note that this map only shows snowfall totals through Saturday night. In places such as Omaha and Kansas City, where more snow will fall Sunday, storm total snowfall will be higher than shown. To view a larger version of this map, visit the AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center.
In some areas, especially western portions of this zone, winds will be a bit gusty, causing some blowing and drifting with poor visibility.
The worst of the storm is expected to spread from central and eastern Montana into northern Nebraska throughout the day Saturday. Saturday night is when the heaviest snow is expected to reach Omaha.
By Sunday, Kansas City could lie in the heaviest snow zone as it shifts farther south and east. People across northern and perhaps central parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas may also be dealing with a mix of rain and snow Sunday or Sunday night.
Be sure to post pictures of the snow in your area this weekend on our AccuWeather.com Facebook page. This one was posted by "Lewistown StormWatcher" during the last storm that hit Lewistown, Mo., earlier this week.
While not the biggest of snowstorms for the Plains, this one will be quick-hitting and cause roads to become snow-covered fairly rapidly. Travel along sections of interstates 90, 94, 80, 70, 35 and 29 could all be impacted.
Accompanying the snow will be another quick shot of cold air, causing temperatures to drop 10 to 15 degrees from the previous day's highs in many places.
The storm will become much stronger once it reaches the East Coast early next week. Parts of the Northeast could pick up a significant amount of snow from this system, while the South once again deals with snow and ice.
Manhattanhenge occurs four times a year: twice in the summer during the setting sun and twice in the winter during the rising sun.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
Severe storms ripped across Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico, leaving destruction and death in their wake as the extended Memorial Day weekend came to a close.
A tornado struck a drilling rig in Canadian, Texas, Wednesday night and caused several injuries.
California is in the grips of a four-year drought, and conditions are worsening in Washington and Oregon.
Mount Shindake erupted for the second time in the last nine months on Friday, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Daytona Beach, FL (1997)
140 people rescued from rip currents. A man died trying to save his wife.
Vanport, OR (1948)
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport.
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures. Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC reached 97 degrees. Newark, NJ was the nations high temperature at 98 degrees.