Areas from Montana to New Mexico could receive an accumulation of the white stuff, with 30 inches of snow possible in some of the highest elevations. Even Denver could see its first snowflakes of the season.
A storm will blossom and produce windy conditions with snow across most of the northern Rockies, leading to travel disruptions due to the season's first snowfall of consequence across this part of the country according to AccuWeather.
Moisture from the former hurricane is expected to surge over Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado into Thursday. Across far southeastern California, the risk of locally heavy rainfall will be limited to through Tuesday night.
The zone from Cheyenne, Wyoming, located in southeastern parts of the state, down to Fort Collins and Boulder, located west of Denver, is facing the heaviest snowfall totals of 24 to 36 inches.
Confidence is growing among AccuWeather's expert team of meteorologists for an even bigger and more potent storm that will take aim from the Rockies to the Plains by the weekend.
AccuWeather forecasters have you covered on where in the U.S. allergy sufferers may need to stock up on tissues -- and keep the windows closed at times this upcoming season.
Warmth is forecast to expand through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley and all the way to the Atlantic coast as the week progresses. Following a chilly weekend in the Northeast, the wave of warmth will begin in earnest on Monday, then warmth will swell during the middle of the week.
Weather in March can be quite the weather roller coaster for many regions of the country, but warmer air typically starts reaching southern areas this month.
Severe weather can occur during any month of the year, but the peak activity usually falls during the months of March, April and May.
Texas governor, Greg Abbott, issued a state of emergency across the entire state ahead of the arrival of the storm, and secured a federal emergency declaration from the White House in order to make additional resources available for communities impacted by this weather event.