Winter storm warning stretches from New Mexico over Texas, Oklahoma and to the Midwest

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A winter storm warning tracked from the southwest to Illinois on Monday afternoon, with some areas expected to see a foot of snow.

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said a winter storm warning will remain in effect until noon on Tuesday, with total snow accumulations of up to nine inches in some areas.

And the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, expected most Oklahomans to see accumulating snow Monday into Tuesday, The Oklahoman, part of the USA TODAY Network, reports.

But New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and other states are all expected to see snowflakes. Here’s what you need to know.

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Snow from the Southwest to the Midwest

In parts of eastern New Mexico, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque expects snow between three and six inches, with some counties expecting to see six to nine inches.

The winter weather will also impact Texas and Oklahoma.

  • Between 4 and 7 inches could fall in the southern and central Texas Panhandle, according to the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas.

  • Southwestern, southern and eastern Oklahoma could see four to six inches in total snowfall, with heaver precipitation expected in in some areas.

  • As the storm moves east, a winter storm warning will be in effect from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri.

  • Heavy snow is expected, with five to 10 inches in the forecast and up to a foot of snow in some parts of southwest Missouri.

Winter storm watch extends into Indiana, Ohio, Michigan

Parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio are also under a winter storm watch this week, bringing snow into the Great Lakes region.

A winter storm watch starting Tuesday night and continuing through Wednesday could mean up to 9 inches of snow in central Indiana, the Indianapolis Star, part of the USA TODAY Network reported, with snow potentially lasting through early Thursday.

And the National Weather Service in Cleveland, Ohio, said parts of northwest Ohio is also under a winter storm watch from Tuesday night through Wednesday evening, with snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches possible.

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Contributing: Cheryl V. Jackson, Indianapolis Star; Jack Money, Oklahoman

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Texas, Oklahoma: Winter storm warning from the Southwest to Midwest