Powerful winter storm to hit Midwest

Another powerful winter storm could bring more than a foot of snow to the plains and Upper Midwest this week.

The US National Weather Service (NWS) said Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota are likely to experience “heavy” snowfall rates and gusty winds through Tuesday.

“Major winter storms are pushing the plains into the Upper Midwest. Heavy snowfall and significant ice build-up are likely in some areas.” NWS tweeted.

Nebraska is expecting heavy snowfall from this storm, with up to 20 inches of snow in central Holt and Loop counties.

Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota are expected to receive 6 to 15 inches of snow by Tuesday evening.

The NWS warned of potential power outages, tree damage from high winds and reduced visibility from gusts in these states.

A winter weather advisory was issued for Colorado on Monday, and some areas could see up to 5 inches of snowfall by Tuesday.

Wyoming also has a winter weather advisory through 11 p.m. Monday night, with up to 3 inches of snow and gusts of up to 40 mph expected for parts of the state, including Natrona County.

Meanwhile, residents of the southwestern United States were on alert for tornadoes after severe thunderstorms hit the region Monday.

The NWS warned that thunderstorms could bring quarter-sized hail and powerful tornadoes to Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

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