Between 6 and 12 inches of snow is possible in parts of the Texas Panhandle. Snow will also spread into portions of Oklahoma by Sunday night.
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Denver was one of the communities under a Winter Weather Advisory on Saturday, with 3.7 inches of snow recorded at Denver International Airport.
Some passes through central Colorado were temporarily closed to allow crews to safely remove the snowfall.
The Colorado Department of Transportation required commercial traffic traveling on Interstate 70 to have chains.
Farther south, accidents piled up across the Albuquerque area in New Mexico as roads glazed over in ice. Cars and trucks were abandoned in the breakdown lane after spinning out. The video above shows people walking faster than cars are driving due to the slick conditions.
Communities in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska are expected to receive as much as 8 inches of snow between Sunday and Monday. Winds will gust between 30 and 35 mph and blow the snow around. That may force officials to issue travel restrictions due to low visibility.
The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Warnings for parts of New Mexico and Texas, including Amarillo and Lubbock in Texas, through Sunday evening. The winter weather alerts in Oklahoma extend through midnight. Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, Springfield in Missouri and Fort Smith in Arkansas are in for tough Monday morning commutes, and the NWS issued Winter Weather Advisories through Monday morning to alert travelers in this region.
Maybe one of the surprise locations to win out in the accumulation bucket is south of Amarillo, Texas, where 8-12 inches of snow is expected to pile up.
The Texas Panhandle city only sees about 18 inches of snow annually, meaning the storm system could produce nearly a year's worth of snow in just one weekend.
"It is going to link up with some Gulf of Mexico moisture, and when that happens, it’s really going to come down hard in the form of rain for the Gulf Coast, even the possibility of severe thunderstorms," FOX Weather Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen said.
Computer forecast models show that all precipitation will be off the Eastern Seaboard by Wednesday morning.