Multifaceted storm to hit midwestern and eastern US with snow, ice, rain, thunderstorms and wind

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By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

A storm will sweep across the central and eastern United States and will cause travel disruptions from both wintry and springlike weather early this week.

The storm will produce a swath of snow and ice from the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest and the Northeast.

Farther south, the storm will tug on enough warm air to bring a brief taste of spring along with the potential for heavy thunderstorms, downpours and gusty winds.

Storm's wintry side to lead to travel delays and disruptions to daily activities

Enough snow and ice can occur to cause dangerous travel and school delays over the northern tier states.

After depositing heavy snow on parts of the northern Rockies into Monday morning, light to moderate snow will streak eastward across portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan from Monday night through Tuesday.

Travel around Minneapolis will be slippery and slushy in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

South of the snow area, a swath of freezing rain will glaze surfaces for a time and will pose the biggest threat to motorists and pedestrians, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Spamer.

"Icy conditions are likely in parts of central Wisconsin and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan during Monday night and Tuesday," Spamer said.

Around Detroit, the most likely time for ice is during Monday evening, prior to higher temperatures and plain rain for a time.

Snow and ice will visit part of the Northeast as well from Monday night to Tuesday night.

Up to a few inches of snow will fall prior to sleet and freezing rain in northeastern New York state, Vermont, New Hampshire and central and northern Maine, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Steve Travis.

Fun in the snow around the world:

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Migrants throw snowballs during a snowfall outside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
A woman walks on a street during a heavy snowfall in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
People enjoy a ride on their sledge on Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany, January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Kids build snowmen near the Messeturm in Frankfurt, Germany, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
A child shovels snow to make a small hockey rink on the frozen Trout Lake during a spell of cold weather in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada January 7, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
A stranded refugee boy rides his bicycle through a snowstorm at a refugee camp north of Athens January 10, 2017.REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
Rowers practise at Main river in Frankfurt, Germany, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Joggers run along the Charles River past the Boston skyline on a sunny winter's day in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
A woman is seen through a partially frosted tram window as temperatures fall to minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 Fahrenheit) in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
A surfer catches a wave on a freezing water of the Eisbach in Munich's famous English garden, Germany January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
A man shovels snow off from a roof at around minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the village of Jezerc, Kosovo January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Hazir Reka
People pull their sledges after heavy snowfall in Berlin, Germany January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
People take a selfie in Times Square on a snowy day in New York City, U.S., January 7, 2017. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski
A man takes a dip in icy waters as the temperature dropped to around minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Minsk, Belarus January 7, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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"People in Burlington, Vermont; Concord, New Hampshire; and Portland, Maine, should expect a formidable winter storm with slippery travel," Travis said.

During Monday night and into Tuesday morning, a period of ice will glaze some roads and sidewalks as far south as northeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey to portions of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, prior to a change to plain rain later on Tuesday.

"Motorists should be prepared for slippery travel and allow extra time for their commute on Tuesday in Albany, New York, and Boston," Spamer said.

Storm's springlike side to bring warmth with flooding rain and gusty thunderstorm risk

Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston can expect drenching rain from the storm as temperatures begin to surge.

Enough rain can fall in much of this swath to cause flooding in poor drainage areas.

The rain will provide some benefits to abnormally dry and drought areas in the Northeast and the interior South.

In portions of the middle Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, the storm system will be strong enough to produce gusty thunderstorms. In a few cases, the storms can be strong enough to cause urban flooding, downed tree limbs and sporadic power outages.

While the storm system is looking less potent in terms of high wind potential for the Great Lakes, strong gusts in absence of thunderstorms will circulate across parts of the mid-Atlantic during Tuesday and New England during Tuesday night.

The gusty southwesterly winds will help bring in the warm air. Temperatures are likely to reach the 60s F along the mid-Atlantic coast by Tuesday and the 50s in part of New England on Wednesday. Record-challenging warmth will hold along the mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday as temperatures soar into the 70s as far northward as Virginia.

Much colder air will quickly circulate in behind the storm spanning Tuesday night in the Midwest and the East during Wednesday night.

The return of cold air may catch up to a second, trailing storm and result in a swath of accumulating snow from the southern Appalachians to southeastern New England by Thursday.

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A Kashmiri Indian man paddles his boat on the half frozen Dal Lake in Srinagar on January 8, 2017. A cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures. (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
Boys hurl snow balls to each other, an act of playing in snow locally known as Sheen Jung, on January 6, 2017 in Kashmir, India. Heavy snowfall in Kashmir has thrown life out of gear as roadways, air traffic and power supply have been severely hit in the Valley. The accumulation of over two-feet of snow at the Banihal tunnel led to the closure of the key Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The Mugal road, linking south Kashmir with Pirpanjal region, along with the Ladakh highway and other inter-district roads have also been closed due to deep snow drifts. Air services were also affected as no flight either took off or landed at the Srinagar Airport. Large parts of the Valley are reeling under darkness as electricity has taken a hit due to the snowfall. It has been constantly snowing in Kashmir since Thursday morning, which has already broken the season's longest dry spell in the region in 40 years. The dry spell had caused huge water shortage as the water level in the Jhelum had hit a 60 year low. (Photo credit Owais Khursheed Shah / Barcroft / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A boy throws a snow ball to his friend, an act of playing in snowy days, on January 6, 2017 in Kashmir, India. Heavy snowfall in Kashmir has thrown life out of gear as roadways, air traffic and power supply have been severely hit in the Valley. The accumulation of over two-feet of snow at the Banihal tunnel led to the closure of the key Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The Mugal road, linking south Kashmir with Pirpanjal region, along with the Ladakh highway and other inter-district roads have also been closed due to deep snow drifts. Air services were also affected as no flight either took off or landed at the Srinagar Airport. Large parts of the Valley are reeling under darkness as electricity has taken a hit due to the snowfall. It has been constantly snowing in Kashmir since Thursday morning, which has already broken the season's longest dry spell in the region in 40 years. The dry spell had caused huge water shortage as the water level in the Jhelum had hit a 60 year low. (Photo credit Owais Khursheed Shah / Barcroft / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Geese huddle against the snowy conditions on the shores of the Dal Lake after a heavy snowfall in Srinagar on January 7, 2017. Indian-administered Kashmir has been cut off from the rest of the country for the second day after heavy snowfall closing the 294km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only road link between Kashmir and rest of the country. (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslim Shouting slogans during funeral of Muzaffar Iqbal Naiko a top rank militant of Lashkar-e Toiba in sopore some 55 kilometers from Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir. Muzaffar was killed during a gun battle with government forces in outskirts of Srinagar.Despite heavy snowfall large number of people attended the funeral procession of the Muzaffar amid pro-Islam, pro-azadi and anti-India sloganeering. (Photo by Eeshan Peer/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Kashmiri men walk on a snow covered road during a snowfall on January 6, 2017 in Srinagar, India. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
A boy with a rainbow colour umbrella walks on a foot bridge during a snowfall on January 6, 2017 in Srinagar, India. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Boatmen ferry tourists in a boat amid heavy snowfall on January 06, 2017 in Srinagar, India. Moderate to heavy snowfall continued on the upper reaches while the plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, received snow and rain, resulting in drop in the temperature while the mercury during night remained above normal in the Valley. (Photo credit Saqib M/The Vox /Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A Kashmiri man looks outside from the window of a bus as it snows in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on January 06, 2017. Heavy snowfall starts in many parts of Kashmir forcing government authorities to close Jammu and Kashmir national highway for vehicular movement, air traffic has also been disrupted with the cancelation of all flights. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A Kashmiri girl looks on during snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 5, 2017. The sub-zero temperatures has frozen many water bodies in Kashmir and even drinking water taps have frozen at some places. (Photo credit TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of snow covered residential houses during a fresh snowfall on January 04, 2017 in Tangmarg, some 45 kms North from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. The upper reaches of the region experienced snowfall while plans witnessed rainfall, ending the longest dry spell. (Photo credit Imran Bhat / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk through a snow covered street during a heavy snowfall on January 06, 2017 in Srinagar, India. Moderate to heavy snowfall continued on the upper reaches while the plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, received snow and rain, resulting in drop in the temperature while the mercury during night remained above normal in the Valley. (Photo credit should read Saqib M/The Vox /Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A view of Shimla city after the heavy snowfall from Jakhoo hill, on January 8, 2017 in Shimla, India. The first heavy and significant snowfall of this winter in Shimla, starting on Friday night, threw normal life completely out of gear as traffic, telecommunication links, water supply were disrupted while a large number of tourists were stranded. (Photo by Deepak Sansta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
SRINAGAR, INDIA - JANUARY 9: Chinar Trees are reflected on Dal Lake on January 9, 2017 in Srinagar, India. The Kashmir Valley is the worst hit as incessant snow has hit rail, road and air connectivity and cut the region off from the rest of the country. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
A Kashmiri man stands on top of a hill outskirts of Srinagar after seasons first snowfall in Kashmir on January 9, 2017. A cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures. The icy temperatures have frozen many bodies of water in Kashmir as well as drinking water taps. / AFP / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
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