Published March 17, 2013
For the start of the week, snow will be setting its sights on the Plains and Midwest.
On Sunday, a storm coming out of the northern Rockies will organize to produce accumulating snowfall across the northern Plains and towards the Great Lakes into Monday.
This storm has the potential to bring heavy snow that could cause travel problems across the I-94 corridor from Montana to northern Minnesota.
As stated by Expert Senior Meteorologist, Alex Sosnowski, "the significant snow will bypass Chicago and Detroit" where rain and snow will mix creating little, if any, accumulation.
After the storm has passed, there is a potential for winds that could gust strong enough to cause some travel problems, especially along the Upper Midwest. Gusts could be strong enough to break tree limbs, leading to the chance for power outages.
As this storm joins up with storm that will bring another snowstorm to the Northeast, winds will become even stronger, with the potential to top 50 mph from Minneapolis to Cincinnati on Monday night and Tuesday.