Fourth nor'easter this month could hit Northeast next week

As much of the Northeast was blanketed, the highest snowfall total so far was in Wilmington, Massachusetts, which saw almost 30 inches.PlayAP
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Spring is finally here next week -- but Mother Nature may not be done battering the Northeast with rain, snow and wind.

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Another nor'easter -- the fourth storm this month -- could slam into the region just as the season is about to change.

PHOTO: As heavy snow falls, a plow truck clears Route 102 during a winter storm in Chester, N.H., March 13, 2018.Charles Krupa/AP
As heavy snow falls, a plow truck clears Route 102 during a winter storm in Chester, N.H., March 13, 2018.

The storm is moving slowly from the Rockies and could bring severe weather to the central and southern U.S. on Monday.

As much of the Northeast was blanketed, the highest snowfall total so far was in Wilmington, Massachusetts, which saw almost 30 inches.AP
As much of the Northeast was blanketed, the highest snowfall total so far was in Wilmington, Massachusetts, which saw almost 30 inches.

That could mean more snow for the northern Plains.

A strong storm likely will threaten the central and southern U.S. on Monday.ABC News
A strong storm likely will threaten the central and southern U.S. on Monday.

By Wednesday or Thursday, the Interstate-95 corridor could see the worst of the storm.

By Tuesday, the system will begin developing into a coastal storm.ABC News
By Tuesday, the system will begin developing into a coastal storm.

Two weather models have the storm system barrelling north on different tracks.

Heavy snow may be possible along the Eastern seaboard next week.ABC News
Heavy snow may be possible along the Eastern seaboard next week.

A European forecast says heavy snow is possible more inland from West Virginia to upstate New York, while the American model says the storm will be more coastal -- and slamming into New Jersey, Long Island and perhaps New York City.

If the latter model proves true, Washington, D.C., will be mostly spared.

Meanwhile, a mudslide in Malibu, California, Thursday morning closed down a road, potentially for several more days.

PHOTO: Workers prepare to free a trapped car from tons of debris after mudslides from heavy rain overnight caused the closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Malibu, Calif., March 15, 2018.Reed Saxon/AP
Workers prepare to free a trapped car from tons of debris after mudslides from heavy rain overnight caused the closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Malibu, Calif., March 15, 2018.

Storms also brought as much as 16 inches of snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains over the last 24 hours.

Snow and high-wind alerts have been issued in 18 states from California all the way to West Virginia.

PHOTO: Workers clear mud and debris from under a trapped car after mudslides from heavy rain overnight caused the closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, a key mountain highway over the Santa Monica Mountains, above Malibu, Calif., March 15, 2018.Reed Saxon/AP
Workers clear mud and debris from under a trapped car after mudslides from heavy rain overnight caused the closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, a key mountain highway over the Santa Monica Mountains, above Malibu, Calif., March 15, 2018.

With two storm systems looming, the first of those this morning is stretching all the way from the Gulf Coast to the Upper Plains, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the south and more heavy snow in the north.

Snow and wind alerts have been issued in 18 states.ABC News
Snow and wind alerts have been issued in 18 states.

By this afternoon and evening, showers and severe storms are expected from Missouri to Louisiana. Some of the rainstorms may contain damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.

This morning, a storm is stretching from the Gulf Coast all the way to the Upper Plains.ABC News
This morning, a storm is stretching from the Gulf Coast all the way to the Upper Plains.

Up north, snowfall will spread from the Dakotas into Iowa.

This afternoon later this evening, showers and some severe storms are expected from Missouri to Louisiana.ABC News
This afternoon later this evening, showers and some severe storms are expected from Missouri to Louisiana.

By Saturday, that storm system will weaken but still bring mixed precipitation from Illinois to West Virginia. The Southeast may see some stronger storms as well.

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