The next few days are shaping up to be a very snowy and windy one for the Plains.
A series of storms that is forecast to bring the snow to parts of the Midwest could make it difficult for many people to return to work.
In addition, a cold front is moving over the Plains, bringing cold, windy conditions with the wind chill topping 30 below zero in parts of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City.
The National Weather Service says it will be one of the most windy days of the year on Monday and Tuesday.
The forecast for the rest of the Plains on Tuesday includes rain, snow and gusty winds.
The National Weather Services forecast also calls for wind gusts of up to 35 mph in parts.
The weather bureau says there is also the possibility of tornadoes with a maximum possible of 12 inches.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.
In addition to that, there is a possibility of snow and hail, with some places seeing more than one inch of accumulation in the form of blizzard conditions.
Weather conditions are expected to improve over the next couple of days.
The latest forecast calls for the cold front to move over the region Monday, with gusts in excess of 30 mph.
In the Gulf of Mexico, the forecast calls heavy snow, wind gust and freezing rain.
A snow emergency is in effect for parts, with snow accumulations of up in the mountains of the Mid-Atlantic, especially Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
In other words, the region is expected to get some of the coldest weather of the winter.
The cold front will move over portions of southern Louisiana, the Carolinas and northern New England.
The area around the New England border will also get some snowfall and gusts over the weekend.
In northern Minnesota, there will be a lot of snow, with the snow accumulation reaching as high as 7 feet in the upper Midwest.
The forecast for Tuesday looks a bit worse.
Snow accumulations could be as low as 4 feet in parts, and a snow emergency will be in effect in parts through Wednesday.