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Here Comes Winter

In case you haven’t heard by now, a winter wallop is on the way!  A powerful cold front will swing across much of the United States over the next couple of days.  This cold front will allow temperatures to drop off significantly from Glacier National Park in Montana to the Gulf Coast of Texas….and everywhere to the east.

The cold front will also set the stage for severe thunderstorms and blizzard conditions!  On Sunday night, snow was falling throughout the northern Rocky Mountains.  Several inches are expected to stack up in the mountains and high country of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

As this storm progresses east, the High Plains region will endure a round of snow and howling wind.  Snowfall totals may approach 6 inches in this area while wind gusts may approach 60 mph.  Blizzard and whiteout conditions are expected in cities like Fargo, North Dakota.

Monday will be a wintry day throughout the Dakotas and Minnesota.  Road travel will be especially tough north of Sioux Falls and west of Minneapolis.

Snow will quickly taper off in the Dakotas Monday evening and wrap up for northern Minnesota late Monday night.  A bit further south along the cold front, severe thunderstorms will be a concern.  By late Monday afternoon, thunderstorms will be possible from the Mid-Mississippi River Valley south to the Ark-La-Tex region.  Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat in cities such as St. Louis, Missouri and Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

This cold front will continue to trek east and make headlines through the rest of the week.  Stay with us here at WeatherNation for the latest information.  Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Meteorologist Joe Astolfi

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