Blizzard conditions likely for several U.S. states under 'bomb cyclone' threat

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The map below shows what things are expected to look like at 6 A.M. Thursday.

Thursday: Heavy snow and gusty winds all across western and northern Minnesota.

A storm last month led to massive flooding in the Midwest that caused billions of dollars in damage.

Parts of the Midwest, including bomb cyclone-hit Nebraska, might also see a new round of flash flooding.

And storm watches, warnings and advisories have been issued in parts of the northern and central Rockies into the upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes.

To put it in context (and perhaps, on a list of reasons why Cleveland weather isn't that bad): at this time of year, 80 degree days followed by snow is normal for Denver. Blowing snow will reduce visibilities to near zero.

"Monday in Portland is going to be a dreary day with a mix of rain and snow", Schroeter said. The portion of the San Juan Mountain range near Silverton and Red Mountain Pass could see 8 to 16 inches of snow, he said.

#AccordingToAllTheExperts...a unsafe spring storm system will bring multiple weather hazards to the USA today and tomorrow.

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Colder air is forecast to arrive Wednesday afternoon, with changeover to snow occurring in the noon to 5pm timeframe depending on your elevation.

There are blizzard warnings in place over parts of Colorado, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Minnesota and Wisconsin as the storm forms.

The potentially historic April storm, according to the NWS, was expected to begin to impact the area on Tuesday evening with widespread rain that would turn to heavy, wet snow by Wednesday and Wednesday evening.

While we have the chance for rain showers on Thursday, I believe much of the day will be dry.

The Denver area could also see several inches of snow as a result of the winter storm, according to forecasters. The closer the storm is to its destination, the more accurate the data will be. Scattered power outages are likely over much of the Southwest.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is recommending commuters head home as early as possible Wednesday due to the strength of the imminent storm.

In South Dakota and Western Minnesota, rivers will continue to experience moderate to major flooding as this additional snow will slow the rate at which waters recede.

Winter is having one final party in the Midwest this week and parts of MI will feel it. And after temperatures hit the mid-60s to mid-70s this past weekend, the drastic change will leave millions of Americans wishing spring weather would hurry and stay.

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