A storm pushing out of the Rockies will produce a swath of heavy snow from parts of Nebraska and South Dakota to portions of Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through midweek.
The storm deposited up to 2 feet of snow in parts of Montana since the start of the week and close to a foot of snow in parts of Wyoming and western South Dakota.
Enough snow can fall to cause travel delays and disruptions to daily activities into Wednesday.
Moving forward, the storm has the potential to unload a half of a foot of snow in some locations from north-central Nebraska to central Minnesota and along the southern shoreline of Lake Superior.
The storm will pack some wind as well. Local whiteouts are possible where the wind combines with falling or already fallen snow.
Winds averaging between 15 and 30 mph with higher gusts are forecast to cause blowing and drifting snow during and in the wake of the storm into Tuesday night over the central Plains.
South of the snowstorm, winds will howl across the central and southern High Plains.
Strong winds can make for difficult travel along the I-25, I-70 and I-40 corridors into Tuesday night.
Winds gusting between 30 and 50 mph will kick up dust and raise the risk for wildfires in portions of Nebraska, eastern Colorado, western Kansas, northern Arizona, northern New Mexico and the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma. Much of this area was experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions.
Even though spring officially arrives on Thursday, the winter weather will not abide by the change of seasons.
While a push of chilly air follows the midweek storm, a stronger push of cold air is forecast to follow yet another storm with snow at the end of the week.
A surge of warmth into the Northeast will create Boston's warmest day so far this year on Monday.
Summer warmth will dominate most of this week in Pittsburgh, creating the warmest days so far this year.
It will not feel like a typical early May week around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore this week with warmth dominating.
Early indications suggest that the first tropical system of 2015 could spin up off the southern Atlantic Coast of the United States later this week.
After a cooler-than-normal summer 2014, the Northeast can anticipate more 90-degree days. Meanwhile, drought conditions will expand in the West.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 set to unfold.
New Orleans, LA (1978)
Persistent thunderstorms caused worst flooding in 30 years at New Orleans; lightning ignited an oil storage tank at Covent, LA.
Kanab, UT (1982)
Sinbad the Sailor, the horse President Reagan rode on the TV series Death Valley Days, was struck by lightning and killed in Kanab, UT.
Bismarck, ND (1991)
Snowfall of 6.1".