A significant storm system will generate dangerous blizzard-like conditions throughout the Northern Plains. This will make way for more severe weather in the Central Plains, which has already experienced devastating flooding recently.
The biggest snowfall is predicted to hit central South Dakota into western Minnesota. There is a possibility of up to two feet of snow in these regions. Travel is looking impossible as the wind speeds reach up to 60 mph.
Snow in Minnesota
The Twin Cities are sure to be impacted by severe storms. It will be the second consecutive year that Minnesota has experienced a major winter storm in the month of April.
Southeastern Minnesota is forecasted to see a wintry mix, which may lead to dangerous icy conditions. If the freezing rain lasts for an extended period of time, there is a chance of broken tree limbs and power outages. Snow is predicted to fall today.
Enhanced Risk in Kansas and Nebraska
Southward in the Central Plains, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued an Enhanced Risk that applies to parts of Kansas and Nebraska, including Lincoln and Hastings.
The storm system will move eastward, bringing the threat of severe weather. The SPC has issued a Slight Risk that applies to areas spanning Lake Michigan to northwestern Kentucky, including Evansville and Gary.
The Central Plains experienced a significant amount of flooding throughout March and April, and the upcoming stormy weather is sure to worsen the problem. Rivers in the Plains have overflowed and engulfed entire areas.
Storms and possible tornadoes in the South
Meanwhile, in the South, severe weather is possible for the next few days. Louisiana is expected to experience storms, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport.
Damaging gusts of wind, as well as hail and possibly even a few tornadoes, can materialize out of these storm systems.
Texas may also be threatened with severe weather today, including San Angelo and Abilene. The EPC has issued a Marginal Risk for severe storms throughout the Florida Panhandle.