A late-winter storm this week could dump up to two feet of snow and bring fierce winds to the U.S. Central Plains states.
Winter Storm Ulmer could bring potentially snarling travel and bringing flooding to the Upper Midwest, U.S. forecasters said on Tuesday.
The storm, now brewing as low-pressure center in the southwest, will quickly move into the Rocky Mountains and deliver one to two feet of snow.
Blizzard conditions are expected in much of Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota on Wednesday, the National Weather Service predicted.
Winds gusts could reach 70 miles per hour and cause snow drifts, whiteout conditions and power outages throughout the region, forecasters said.
'We are advising to stay off the roads through the afternoon and evening,' Treste Huse, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Denver, said on Tuesday afternoon.
'It will be a quick, but powerful storm... with the worst of it probably late morning or afternoon.'