Wintry weather will be one of the big stories this week as snow will spread from the Rockies through the Midwest and then into the Northeast in the coming days. 

A cold surge plunging southward from Canada is dropping temperatures and setting the stage for measurable snow this week.   

The national forecast for Monday, April 19. (Fox News)

More than a foot of snow will pile up across the mountains of Wyoming into Colorado. 

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Record low temperatures also could be broken this week where freeze warnings are up for close to a dozen states. 

Expected snowfall totals through Tuesday. (Fox News)

Expected snowfall totals through Tuesday. (Fox News)

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible over central Florida as a slow-moving front lingers over the region.   

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Snow potential for the Midwest and Northeast later this week. (Fox News)

Snow potential for the Midwest and Northeast later this week. (Fox News)

Flash flooding will be a concern with over 5 inches of rain will be possible in the next few days. 

Dry, windy conditions will elevate the fire danger for parts of Utah and Western Colorado. 

Janice Dean currently serves as senior meteorologist for FOX News Channel (FNC). In addition, she is the morning meteorologist for FNC’s “FOX and Friends” (weekdays 6-9AM/ET). She joined the network in January 2004. She is the author of several books. Her latest is “Make Your Own Sunshine.” Click here for more information on Janice Dean.



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