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Midwest Braces for Blows From Two Major Winter Storms This Week

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The Midwest is staring down a week of wintry weather with back-to-back snowstorms on the agenda in the coming days. The pair of storms could bring over a foot of snow to the hardest-hit areas while also whipping up blizzard conditions. Here is what you need to know about this messy forecast.

Winter Weather Making a Statement This Week in the Midwest

Millions of Americans are already seeing the flakes fly across the Plains with more wintry precipitation in store by the end of the week. The early week storm system is simply an appetizer for the bigger event that is forecast for Friday and Saturday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued blizzard warnings for a number of areas in the Great Plains on Monday as the first of the two storms pushed through the region. While the winter season got off to a tame start in the central and eastern U.S., it is kicking into full gear this week.

Widespread snow and icy conditions are going to stretch from the southern and central Plains states and into the Great Lakes through Monday night. A secondary zone of snow and wintry precipitation will fire up overnight across the central Appalachians and the interior portions of the Northeast beginning late Monday and lasting through Tuesday.

Tuesday's winter weather will bring the threat of some degree of severe weather to about 30 states, stretching over 2 million square miles. While the northern edge of the storm system will be producing winter conditions, the southern half will see heavy rain and thunderstorms. Travel will inevitably be disrupted throughout a large area as a result of the weather.


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