Winter storm to bring snow from Southwest to Northeast

An arctic cold front has brought temperatures down 20-30 degrees below average as far south as Texas

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Another big winter storm is cranking up across the Plains, bringing heavy snow from the Southwest to the Northeast over the next few days.  

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U.S. winter weather alerts

U.S. winter weather alerts (Credit: Fox News)

An arctic cold front has brought temperatures down 20-30 degrees below average as far south as Texas.  

U.S. snow forecast

U.S. snow forecast (Credit: Fox News)

Some Northern Tier areas will struggle to make it out of the single digits. 

Northeastern rain forecast

Northeastern rain forecast (Credit: Fox News)

Snow will spread into the Tennessee and Ohio valleys on Friday and Saturday.  

Northeastern snow forecast

Northeastern snow forecast (Credit: Fox News)

Parts of the interior Northeast will receive more than a foot of snow.

Southeast severe storm threat

Southeast severe storm threat (Credit: Fox News)

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Meanwhile, strong-to-severe storms will be possible Friday from the Gulf Coast to the Southeast, including the risk of hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.