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Severe thunderstorms and snow mean spring in the US

Posted at 10:17 AM, Mar 27, 2017

Nearly every day this week will bring a good chance for severe thunderstorms somewhere in the United States — a sure sign spring is here. Meanwhile, more snow is expected to fall up and down the Rockies and eventually into parts of the Plains.

Spring is a tug-of-war between winter's chill and spring's warmth, often resulting in a variety of extremes.

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Last week, back to back to back days of severe weather hit parts of the Plains, Southeast and Midwest. This week, it's happening again, and this time, it could last a day or more longer.

The severe weather threat this week is similar to last week because the main threats are still damaging winds and large hail with a small chance for a few tornadoes.

While half of the country is expecting thunderstorms, the other half is still stuck shoveling snow.

The West Coast has recently been getting rain, but the rain will quickly change over to snow as the system approaches the Rocky Mountains.

In the first half of the week, Colorado has the best chances to get accumulating snow.

This means in the second week of spring, Denver could be shoveling snow once again while places like Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; and Kansas City, Missouri are all bracing for severe thunderstorms.