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.
With more than 8 feet of snow accumulating across Boston since January, clogged city streets have made available parking spaces a hot commodity.
A volcano erupted in southern Chile early Tuesday morning, prompting the evacuation of nearby communities.
Another winter storm is spreading snow and ice across the Northeast and will continue to do so into Wednesday morning.
A new storm will spread a swath of snow and sleet spanning more than 1,500 miles from northern Texas to Massachusetts, during Wednesday into Thursday.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
It still feels like winter across much of the United States, but meteorological spring has already begun, and astronomical spring is only a couple of weeks away.
South-Central to NE Iowa (1959)
Heavy snow in a 100-mile band. Snow accumulated up to 20" and drifted from 6-10 feet high. Totals: 15.5" at Dubuque; 10 inches at Des Moines.
Nebraska to the Dakotas (1966)
Snowstorm dumped 12-36" from the 2nd to the 5th. Storm killed 15 people and 100,000 cattle. Snow drifted up to 30 feet. Visibility at Bismarck, ND, was zero for 11 consecutive hours.
Brownsville, TX (1983)
A high of 100 degrees; earliest 100 degree day ever for the city.