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Snow to Blanket Areas From Denver to Minneapolis Early Next Week

Snow will redevelop over the central Rockies this weekend and will swing across parts of the central and northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as November ends and December begins.

The new round of winterlike precipitation could hinder back-to-work and school activities for millions in part of the north-central United States.

Following a moderate snowfall over the central Rockies, new storm will emerge over the West this weekend.

The storm will bring another round of slippery travel in portions of the interstate 25, 70, 80, 90, 94, 29 and 35 corridors. In some areas the slippery conditions will be the result of powdery snow and in others slush.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson, "This will not be a setup for a major ice storm with temperatures forecast to be too warm near the ground along the storm track."

"The storm will bring snow on its northwest flank, rain to the southeast and mainly a rain/snow mix in between," Anderson said.

A bit of sleet can fall at at times in the rain/snow mix area. Any freezing rain will be very spotty and brief.

The storm will produce mainly light snow over portions of Colorado and Wyoming this weekend. Motorists can expect roads to be slippery, especially during the morning and nighttime hours, from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

As the storm rolls northeastward it will grab lingering moisture over the Plains and will begin to produce a swath of snow. Where rain does not mix in, a few inches of snow can accumulate.

The snow with spotty ice will break out from northwestern Kansas to South Dakota Sunday night.

The snow and icy mix will swing across parts of eastern Nebraska, Iowa and southern Minnesota during the day Monday and into Monday night.

As the storm rolls along it will bring slippery roads from Goodland, Kansas, to North Platte, Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Rapid City, Huron and Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Des Moines, Iowa; and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

Before moving into northwestern Ontario, the final stop for the snow in the United States will be northern Minnesota, northern and central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Snow from the storm early next week will overlap snow that fell around Thanksgiving Day in some areas and last weekend in other areas.

While the storm will bring mostly rain to Chicago and Detroit, a brief push of cold air in the wake of the storm can deliver snow showers to these cities and other areas around the Great Lakes region during the middle days of next week.