A swath of 4 to 6 inches of snow is expected to spread into the Central Plains by Thursday, with locally higher amounts, warns the National Weather Service. Temperatures far below normal.
Wed 18 Mar 2020 – Snow expected for higher elevations of the Four Corners, spreading into the Plains and Upper Midwest.
Snow levels are forecast to drop across the Intermountain West through Thursday, with snow totals of generally 6 to 12 inches across the Mogollon Rim, Wasatch, and Central Rockies, with locally higher amounts in the highest elevations.
Blizzard Warnings have been issued for western Nebraska and southeastern Wyoming on Thursday. Look for drifting snow and whiteout conditions in these areas. Light snow is forecast for the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest as well.
On Thursday into Friday, a cold front pushes eastward across the Central U.S., and rain and thunderstorms should focus ahead of it. Thus the severe weather and flash flooding threats will shift eastward into the Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley.
Temperatures are expected to be colder than average over California, while the Northern Plains will see high temperatures below normal by more than 20 degrees on Thursday. Meanwhile, high temperatures should reach into the 70s as far north as the Central Plains and Tennessee Valley, spreading into the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday.
Severe weather and flash flooding for the Southern Plains and Mississippi Valley through Thursday…