Storm's Rains to Soak Ohio Valley

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 21 (UPI) — The storm that dumped snow in the Midwest and the southern Plains as spring began will bring heavy rains to the Ohio Valley Sunday and Monday, forecasters say.

Forecasters said the snow, blamed for at least one death, would end by Sunday evening in eastern Oklahoma, western Arkansas and far northeastern Texas, while the deep freeze begins slowly melting in southwestern Missouri, reported.

Up to 3 more inches of snow could fall from northeastern Oklahoma into southwestern Missouri, bringing the total to as much as a foot in some areas, forecasters said. In Kansas City, Mo., Saturday’s 6.7 inches of snow broke a record set in 1892, when 2.8 inches fell, The Kansas City Star reported.

With heavy winds, forecasters warned. drifting snow would continue to cover roads and reduce visibility.

Temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the southern Plains were expected to melt snow quickly.

St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, W.Va., were expected to be soaked by rain into Monday, with total rainfall of 2 inches forecast from southeastern Missouri to southern Ohio.

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