An expansive storm system traversing the U.S. on Tuesday is producing just about every kind of weather you can think of, and it’s just the first of two systems forecast this week.
Snow and ice are falling across the Northern Plains and Midwest on Tuesday, while the southern end of the storm is producing severe weather and flooding. Even thunder freezing rain was reported in Iowa on Tuesday morning.
Shane Brown, FOX Weather's senior data specialist, said 77% of the Lower 48 is under some type of weather alert. That works out to about 2.4 million square miles that are covered under an advisory, watch or warning.
Here’s a look at how the first of the two storms has played out so far.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Minneapolis through Tuesday evening.
Wind chills are below zero in Minneapolis as a winter storm moves through on Tuesday.
A large pileup closed I-94 in North Dakota on Monday and firefighters had to rescue pinned drivers.
Snow and ice are currently slamming Milwuakee, making for a slick Tuesday morning commute.
Tornado sirens sound off in Jonesboro, Arkansas as the area was under a tornado warning early Tuesday morning.
Golf ball-sized hail falls in Texas as severe storms move through Tuesday.
Blowing snow reduces visibility in Columbia Falls, Montana on February 20. The National Weather Service has warned of ‘dangerous wind chills’ for the area into Tuesday.
Snow blankets the town of Missoula, Montana. The Northwest and Rockies are expecting heavy snow throughout the week.