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A high-impact winter storm is predicted to bring rain and snow to a wide area from California through the northern Plains to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Approximately 14 million people are under winter weather alerts, including locations such as Tahoe, California; Denver; Minneapolis; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. By Sunday morning, more than 12 inches of snow had already accumulated in Alta, Utah, while Flagstaff, Arizona, received 7.3 inches of snow. Heavy snow is expected to continue developing over the central and northern Plains on Sunday afternoon, with blizzard conditions creating hazardous travel conditions overnight from parts of Colorado to Minnesota. The National Weather Service warns that strong winds and heavy, wet snow could lead to tree damage and power outages, with wind gusts over 50 mph causing potential power outages, blowing dust, reduced visibility, difficult travel, and property damage.

Steady snow showers are projected to persist through Monday, with snow expected to clear out and move into Canada by Tuesday night. Areas from Nebraska to northern Wisconsin are likely to receive between 8 to 16 inches of snow, with localized areas seeing up to 20 inches. This same storm system will also generate heavy rain and severe weather concerns in the southern Plains and Southeast over the following two days. On Sunday, the storm is forecasted to impact Kansas and Oklahoma, including cities such as Wichita and Dodge City, with storms capable of producing large hail, tornadoes, and damaging wind gusts. By Monday, the risk will shift to east Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley, affecting 7 million people in Louisiana, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary concern, with a few tornadoes also possible. Localized flash flooding may occur in states such as Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama, with rainfall totals ranging from 1 to 3 inches and locally up to 4 inches through Tuesday.

Over the weekend, a powerful weather system brought heavy rain and strong winds to the tri-state area, with a fast-moving storm covering northern New England in snow. Snowfall totals as of Saturday included 24.5 inches in Landgrove, Vermont, 20.5 inches in both Corinth, New York, and Claremont, New Hampshire, and 13.5 inches in Sweden, Maine, as reported by the National Weather Service. As the storm system progresses, it is expected to impact areas across the southern Plains and Southeast, bringing heavy rain and the potential for severe weather conditions. Residents in affected areas are advised to stay informed about weather updates and be prepared for potential power outages, travel disruptions, and other hazards associated with the storm. Emergency preparedness plans and supplies should be in place to address any unforeseen circumstances that may arise due to the severe winter weather conditions.

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