Blizzard dumps heavy snow from Rockies to Higher Midwest


A major winter storm pounded parts of Nebraska early Monday with strong winds, and heavy snow.

Widespread snow and rain will continue to spread across the central and northern states as a potent winter storm lifts northeast through the Midwest Monday and through the Northeast by Wednesday.

A blizzard slammed parts of the central United States with heavy snow and howling winds Sunday, wreaking travel havoc from Colorado to MI. Tuesday we can expect more dry weather with calmer winds and afternoon temperatures sitting in the low to mid 50s for the Valley, but more clouds for the afternoon and evening with Storm #2 approaching. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts of 10 to 18 inches, are expected along and north of Interstate 80, according to the National Weather Service.

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Increasing winds gusting 40 to 50 miles per hour will also lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast Nebraska.DAY ONE.Today through MondayA Blizzard Warning is in effect tonight and Monday.Patchy freezing drizzle or freezing rain may occur this afternoon. Travel conditions will be very risky to impossible, including during the morning commute.

Lingering snow showers are expected in the mountains but totals will be less than four inches.