WHAT.Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches possible.
Temperatures will drop into the 30s through the afternoon with strong wind gusts up to 40 to 50 miles per hour in the Denver area.
A spring storm expected to roll in early Wednesday is expected to bring high winds and blowing snow to Southwest Colorado. Meanwhile, the winter storm warnings have been largely centered on Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota. The Watch is in effect from Wednesday through Thursday (April 10-11).
The photo above represents the area of greatest concern for strong to severe thunderstorms late in the day Thursday into Thursday night.
According to the NWS outlook from the Grand Junction office, the unsettled pattern will last into the weekend.
The storm came ashore from the Pacific Ocean on Sunday and Monday, bringing heavy rainfall and floods to Oregon, where evacuation orders were issued in the Eugene area, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported on Monday. "Wind will likely be quite strong through the Colorado Springs region Wednesday evening and night, with 0 - 3" forecast (most on the north side) so some impacts certainly expected. Areas north of I-94 towards central Wisconsin will likely see some slippery road conditions due to the potential development of colder pavement temperatures expected there. "A slower changeover from rain and we'll have a hard time hitting 2" in the city, a quicker changeover and totals from 4 - 7" in the city will certainly be possible.More news: Key Takeaways From Bill Barr's First Post-Mueller Testimony On Capitol Hill
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Parts of South Dakota may get up to 30 inches of snow. The high winds are expected to create waves of 15-20 feet or more, which is likely to cause flooding, erosion and other damage along the shoreline.
Travel will be incredibly hard - if not impossible - in some areas, and snow drifts of multiple feet are likely.
As it stands now, we will begin to see the first band of precipitation work up into the area through Wednesday afternoon.
However, drivers will face challenges when it comes to blowing snow and visibility. Roughly 1-3 inches are expected to accumulate, Barlow said.
The weather will stay cool and unsettled for Denver and the eastern plains through Saturday with periods of snow flurries and rain showers. It will eventually dry out Thursday afternoon with highs in the 40s.
Nebraska is not expecting a repeat of the catastrophic flooding it experienced last month because the ground is no longer frozen and ice has melted from the rivers, though there might be localized flooding across the state, according to weather service meteorologist Van DeWald in Omaha.