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A winter storm will hamper travel across parts of the Midwest as the new week begins:

1/24/2021 5:59:00 PM

A winter storm will hamper travel across parts of the Midwest as the new week begins:

Snow is possible in parts of the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeast late this weekend into next week. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

The exact track of this system is uncertain and will determine where wintry conditions develop.A winter storm will hamper travel early this week as it spreads snow and ice through parts of the Midwest and Northeast.This system has been named Winter Storm Nathaniel by The Weather Channel.

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Low pressure will track from out of the Southern Plains on Monday to the eastern Great Lakes by Tuesday. Where moisture overlaps with colder air to the north of this system there will be widespread snow and some ice.Winter weather alerts have been issued for this storm by the National Weather Service from parts of Kansas and Nebraska to northern Illinois, northwest Indiana and a small part of the central Appalachians.

Winter Weather Alerts(From the National Weather Service.)Below is a look at the timing and how much snow to expect from this storm.Forecast TimingThrough Sunday NightThis system will produce snowfall over the higher elevations of the southern Rockies on Sunday. headtopics.com

Snowfall from this storm will then spread into parts of eastern Colorado, northern and western Kansas and southern Nebraska on Sunday night.Current RadarOn this storm's southern flank, a few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday night.

The threat will be focused across northern Texas and southern Oklahoma, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.The main threat with these storms will be large hail, but gusty winds and an isolated tornado might be possible.MondayThe low-pressure system will track eastward with an expansive area of snow, ice and rain. Locations that may see wintry weather on Monday stretch from Kansas and Nebraska into the southern Great Lakes eastward into parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland. Rain and thunderstorms will impact areas from the Ohio Valley into the South.

AdvertisementEpic winter sale at Sierra Trading PostOmaha, Nebraska, Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago (late in the day) are some of the cities that could face poor travel conditions due to the snowfall on Monday.Monday night, the chance for snow will continue from northern Missouri and southern Iowa into the southern Great Lakes and will increase in parts of the Northeast, possibly as far north as central New York. Areas from Indianapolis to Baltimore may continue to see a mixture of freezing rain, rain, sleet and snow.

A mixture of freezing rain and sleet may persist for a longer period on Monday into early Tuesday from south-central Pennsylvania into western Maryland, northeast West Virginia and northwest Virginia. There could be enough ice in these areas to cause tree damage and power outages. headtopics.com

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Monday's Forecast(The green shadings depict where rain is expected. Areas that are shaded blue are expected to see snow. Purple-shaded locations may see either rain or snow. Areas in pink are expected to see sleet or freezing rain (ice).)TuesdaySnow will linger in the southern Great Lakes, including in Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit, where wintry driving conditions could impact the morning commute.

This storm will also produce light snowfall in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and western New England on Tuesday. Significant icing remains possible from south-central Pennsylvania into western Maryland and northeast West Virginia.Rain is most likely across the mid-Atlantic.

Tuesday's Forecast(The green shadings depict where rain is expected. Areas that are shaded blue are expected to see snow. Purple-shaded locations may see either rain or snow. Areas in pink are expected to see sleet or freezing rain (ice).)How Much Snow and Ice?

The heaviest snowfall totals from this storm will be in parts of the Central Plains and Midwest. Lighter snowfall amounts are forecast in the Northeast.Areas from northern Kansas and southern Nebraska to southern Iowa and far northern Missouri could pick up 6 to 12 inches of snowfall. Portions of northern Illinois, including Chicago, might see at least 6 inches of snowfall. headtopics.com

Snowfall amounts in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and western New England will be lighter. Most areas will see at most an inch or two, but some locally higher totals are possible, especially in the higher terrain.The greatest chance of heavier ice accumulations that could cause tree damage and power outages is from south-central Pennsylvania into western Maryland, northeast West Virginia and northwest Virginia.

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