Anyone across the United States knows that March 20th marks the First Day of Spring, meaning that Winter should be over with despite a lack of snowfall in the Eastern Half of the lower 48 states. But apparently, Old Man Winter is not taking a nap as of yet as a system is preparing to wreak havoc from West to East.
Officially named "Selene" by The Weather Channel, the storm is expected to bring numerous amounts of snowfall from the Colorado Rockies to the Great Lakes. Where forecasters are predicting 12-18 inches of snow from Southeastern Minnesota to Northern Michigan with what appears to be the city of Green Bay in the bullseye.
Earlier today, the Colorado Rockies received a handful of snow from Selene with blizzard conditions blowing through the city of Denver, affecting travelers with airport delays and closings in the city. Causing major highways around the city to be shut down. And about an estimated 80,000+ people without power. The storm is expected to leave the Rockies and about to head towards the Midwest on Wednesday into Thursday. But that's just the Winter Side of Selene because Spring Side of the storm is expected to bring Severe Weather to the South from Oklahoma and Texas all the way to the Florida Panhandle. Let's not to mention about the Ohio Valley being affected by the Severe Weather threat on Thursday as Selene moves in.
The system is expected to bring damaging winds and hail to areas already been affected by past storms the week before that and the week before that and the week before that. Can't rule out an Isolated Tornado and Flooding Rain to areas already affected by last week's storms. The severe weather is expected to pass through the South Wednesday Night from Kansas City and St. Louis all the way down south to San Antonio and Houston. Then comes Thursday from the Ohio Valley to the Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama Gulf Coast where The Weather Channel's Severe Weather Expert, Dr. Greg Forbes, is calling for a 60% chance of a Tornado in Central Alabama. So when will Winter will finally be over with? Only time may tell.
*All Times Central
New Set of Names will be announced in the Fall of 2018
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