Spring storm to dump up to foot of snow on Upper Midwest

Big blizzard headed this way: up to 55 mph winds, 11 inches or more of snow

Big blizzard headed this way: up to 55 mph winds, 11 inches or more of snow

The snow is mostly done falling in Denver, but things are just getting started for the Eastern Plains as a windy, wet spring snowstorm moves across Colorado.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for portions of north central Iowa for the potential for moderate to locally heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow. There could be a few areas south of the city that could be a little higher than an inch.

The huge storm, packing enough energy to cause widespread disruption, isn't unprecedented for April, said Jake Beitlich, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Heavy snow, freezing rain and high winds were expected through Saturday night, with heavy ice accumulations in parts of MI through Sunday morning.


There's a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 62 degrees. It's expected to reach New England, where temperatures could reach record highs. The region could see snowfall from one to seven inches with hurricane force winds gusts up to 80 miles per hour. And to the west, in the panhandle, snow accumulation was already being reported, Gomez said, with 3 inches recorded in Gordon. "Damage to trees and power lines is likely". Parts of Nebraska could get up to 14 inches, with up to 10 inches in Iowa.

Clouds will be on the increase through the day with rain and snow moving into northwest Colorado by this evening.

Blizzard warnings cover most of Nebraska's midsection, from Kansas north to South Dakota.

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