More chilly temperatures, snow and ice are expected in many parts of the country this week, as a weekend winter storm that caused icy conditions in the South and snow in the Northeast exited this morning.
The next winter storm of concern brought heavy snow to parts of the Rockies, with up to 2 feet of snow reported in the higher elevations west of Denver this morning. Elsewhere, over a foot of snow was reported in parts of Wyoming, with strong wind gusts over 50 mph recorded in parts of Utah.
The precipitation with this system will continue to move southeast tonight, bringing snow to the Texas Panhandle, and a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet developing across northern Texas.
Accumulating sleet is a concern for the Dallas metro area Monday morning as colder air continues to filter into the region, setting the stage for an icy morning commutes with possible travel delays.
The highest additional snow amounts through Monday night will stay focused in the central Rockies, particularly western Colorado, but a light accumulation of snow is expected farther east across parts of the southern Plains.
Sleet is a concern with this system as well, and will be focused on the southern edge of the accumulating snow, mostly in the southern Plains to mid-South.
South of where the snow and sleet occurs will be a swath of freezing rain bringing a dangerous period of accumulating ice on roads, trees, and power lines. Interstate 20 from Texas to central Mississippi will be affected by periods of freezing rain though Monday night.
This winter storm is on the leading edge of yet another blast of arctic air that will be sweeping across much of the country for the first part of the week. On Monday morning, wind chills will dip below zero form the Texas Panhandle to Maine.
Throughout the day Monday, the bitter cold air will be settling into the Northeast, sending temperatures plummeting with blustery conditions throughout the region.