Storm forecast to bring severe weather across West

Record-breaking warmth will be possible ahead of the front

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A strong storm moving across the West will spread into the Plains, bringing heavy snow, rain, ice and severe weather

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Western weather

Western weather (Credit: Fox News)

An arctic cold front associated with the system will send temperatures plunging for the western U.S., while record-breaking warmth will be possible ahead of the front.

Western snow forecast

Western snow forecast (Credit: Fox News)

Fire danger will be critical for the Southwest and southern Plains. 

Potential record high temperatures in the South 

Potential record high temperatures in the South  (Credit: Fox News)

Strong storms that could bring tornadoes, hail and damaging winds will stretch from Texas to the upper Midwest through the weekend.  

Great Lakes storm

Great Lakes storm (Credit: Fox News)

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Heavy snow and ice on the cold side of this system will cause treacherous travel for parts of the Great Lakes – especially Michigan