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Weekend Storm to Bring Heavy Snow and Ice Threat to Plains, Midwest

The weekend is setting up to be a slippery and messy one across parts of the Plains to the Midwest as a new storm takes shape.

"A piece of energy from a storm in the West will eject out of the Four Corners region along a boundary between spring and winterlike temperatures," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Ed Vallee.

Warm and moist air from the Gulf will surge into the Plains and will clash with cold air, setting the stage for disruptive ice, snow and rain.

Heavy snow is expected to break out along this boundary across the Midwest and will bring snow-packed roads and poor driving conditions to many folks.

Kansas City to Chicago and east to Detroit will be at risk for a period of heavy snow Saturday night into Sunday.

The heaviest snow will like span a swath between Saint Louis and Chicago where over a half of a foot is possible.

"Snow-covered roads will be a travel hazard farther north across the northern Ohio Valley where cold air is more prominent," warned Vallee.

Travel on Interstate 70, I-80, I-90, will be severely impacted due to snow and low visibility. Those taking to the air will likely face flight delays at major hubs, including at O'Hare.

The cold air will be stubborn to leave some places as the warm air moves in, heightening the risk for freezing rain and drizzle.

Dallas and Oklahoma City could deal with icy conditions starting Saturday morning. Travel delays are likely as icy spots develop on area roadways, especially bridges and overpasses.

The warmer air will eventually take over and will help erase the cold that has been entrenched across the Plains this past week.

After experiencing temperatures in the 30s at the end of the week, the surge of warmer air will bring 50s back into Dallas and surrounding areas.

As the warm air moves north and east into Sunday, the threat for ice will exist across Kansas, Missouri and the Ohio Valley.

This wintry mess will push into the Northeast as the weekend draws to a close, threatening a hazardous Monday morning commute for Buffalo and Pittsburgh, east to New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.

The opportunity will exist for heavy snowfall and ice across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Check back to AccuWeather.com for more updates on this storm.