Parts of Wyoming, including Cheyenne and Nebraska, are subject to snowstorm warnings while there are snowstorm warnings and warnings in other parts of the region, CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin said.
The system will cause heavy rainfall of about 4 inches across the midwest for a period of 72 hours before moving slowly to the east coast next week, leading to wet days.
Snow across central areas of the United States is expected to increase on Saturday, but will probably not peak until Sunday, Mauldin said.
Denver could see up to 2 feet of snow, with the Front Range and Foothills mountains possibly up to 4 feet. The highest elevations in southeastern Wyoming could see more than 4 feet of snow.
This area is no stranger to the March snowfall. In fact, March is actually the snowiest month of the year for areas of Colorado and Wyoming. In Denver, each of the major snowstorms on March 10 adds up to more than a foot of snow. This year it could be added to this list.
On Sunday, severe storms will push east toward Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.
Returned to Texas
Truck trailer trucks overturned on Interstate 27 south of Amarillo, Texas, due to a tornado Saturday afternoon, the NWS reported in Amarillo, as a “confirmed tornado and extremely dangerous “just west of the Palo Duro canyon.
According to NWS offices in Amarillo and Lubbock, there were several tornado warnings in the area.
A tornado clock is in effect until 6 p.m. CST Saturday for northwest Texas and central-eastern New Mexico, and a tornado clock is in effect until 9 p.m. (CST). for the entire Texas panhandle.
Storms could produce larger-sized hail or a golf ball and damaging 70 mph gusts of wind, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman said before the tornadoes arrived.
Rain threatens floods
Flood alerts are also a major concern for this system in the Midwest.
With some rivers about to flood, the expected heavy rain could bring the rivers to dangerous levels.
Flooding is also a threat on Sunday, especially in the Missouri, Kansas and Illinois areas.
Other states – such as Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Indiana – could also see flooding, especially if multiple storms pass over the same sites, according to forecasts.
The total generalized rainfall through Sunday is expected to be 2 to 4 inches, but some isolated spots could exceed 6 inches.