Winter Storm Watch For SE Wyoming Wednesday & Thursday

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Today will still be a nice spring day, but more seasonable. A storm can shift directions at any time, which could be the case in the upcoming storm.

Then Wednesday, the forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches of snow and a low of 25 degrees.

As for how much snowfall might accumulate, forecasters say that's still uncertain for some areas - but that overall, the snow totals could be similar to last month's blizzard.

Just when you thought spring was here to stay, winter pulled you back in Monday, bringing as much as a foot of snow to parts of Maine.

The storm watch has been expanded farther to the northeast. As it strengthens, a large swatch of substantial snowfall and blizzard-like conditions will exist from Colorado and Wyoming thru Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of MI.

Heavy mountain snow is expected Tuesday, and some mountains could see between 12 and 24 inches of snow through Thursday.

How does this snowstorm compare to past years?

Snow is not the only factor to think about when traveling during the upcoming storm.

Blizzard warnings extend over 700 miles in six states, with more than 14.8 million people under winter alerts. This could mean shut down highways once again, and very tough travel conditions in other areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes. Snow is expected to begin in the late afternoon on Wednesday, with snow continuing through the day Thursday into early Friday. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent. On average we are looking at sustained winds between 15-25 miles per hour with gusts over 35 miles per hour.

The storm is expected to bring blinding, heavy wet snow across the region, likely downing trees and causing widespread power outages, widespread road closures and making driving treacherous, Burke said. High: 38. Wind: NE 10-15 miles per hour.

Snow will start to fly by 7 a.m. over Greater Bangor, where up to 5 inches of snow are expected to fall, according to the weather service office in Caribou.

The James River, the Big Sioux River and the Minnesota River may flood.

Near Hawarden, Iowa, on the Big Sioux, major flooding occurring now is forecast to dip, but significant rises are expected once warmer temperatures move in and snow melts. The latest update predicts falling river levels to stop dropping and level off this week. Flood stage is 10 feet.

Snowfall will taper off and winds should subside Friday morning.