As a intense low dumps big snows and produces blizzard conditions in the Plains, another system is ready to move into the nation. Winter storm alerts have already been issued for the Cascades and Sierra Nevada. 1 to 2 feet of snow is possible in most of the higher elevations, with several feet possible over the highest peaks. Wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph are possible, which will create blowing and drifting snow and white out conditions.
The storm system will slide into the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday, bringing the first wave of snow. The snow will spread into the southern Cascades and Sierra Nevada by Wednesday. Travel will be difficult as the snow becomes heavy.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels