Winter is still holding a grip in the West with areas of heavy snow possible from the Bitterroots through the Black Hills to the Rockies. A low pressure center will move into the Central Plains today, grabbing Gulf of Mexico moisture and throwing back into the cold air. This will bring a round of heavy snow to the high country. Winter Storm Warnings and Watches have been issued in parts of Colorado and New Mexico, with Winter Weather Advisories elsewhere.
Snowfall totals will climb well over a foot in the Rockies, along with wind gusts to 30 mph. Totals may climb up to a foot in the higher elevations for Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana.
The low pressure center will push out of the Four Corners today and into the Plains tonight. Areas of heavy snow will be found behind the low, increasing Tuesday as additional moisture is funneled into the system. The low will move away from the region Wednesday, giving most of the West a needed break from precipitation.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels