More severe thunderstorms are forecast to rattle the central U.S. on Monday following a wild weather Sunday that included heavy snow in the Rockies and tornadoes in the Midwest.
Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and San Antonio are just a few of the cities in the path of severe thunderstorms on Monday and Monday night, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lada.
Damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes will all be possible with the storms that develop, especially during the afternoon and evening hours, Lada said.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large swath of the central U.S, from Michigan to Texas, at risk of severe weather Monday.
Sunday, there were about 30 reports of tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Indiana. Some of the worst damage was in Iowa and Nebraska.
The towns of Sutton and Cordova, Neb., both about 70 miles west of Lincoln, appeared to have widespread damage, the Weather Channel reported.
In eastern Nebraska, thousands of people lost power during the storms that spawned tornadoes and straight-line wind gusts of more than 70 mph. Omaha Public Power District said more than 6,200 customers were still without power at 5:45 a.m. Monday, including more than 5,400 in Douglas County.
Meanwhile, to the west, dozens of snowplows took to the streets of Denver early Monday following a spring snowstorm that made a wet, cold mess of Mother's Day in parts of Colorado and Wyoming.
Many spots in Colorado picked up about a foot of snow. The highest total from the storm was the 43 inches that fell near Encampment, Wyo., the weather service reported.
"We got about a foot of snow and all the trees are covered. It looks like a beautiful painting," said Janie Robertson, owner of the Dripping Springs Resort B&B in Estes Park, Colo.
Winter storm warnings remained in effect in Colorado on Monday morning, where more snow was forecast to fall throughout the day. The heaviest additional snow accumulations through Tuesday will fall in the mountains of southwest Colorado, where local totals may exceed a foot, meteorologist Jon Erdman of the Weather Channel predicted
The Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico may also see up to 8 inches of snow.
In general, a couple more slushy inches of snow is forecast for the Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins corridor.
Contributing: The Associated Press