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Spring begins with snow heading toward Midwest, flash flooding threatening Northeast

The first weekend of spring will be ushered in with snow in the Midwest and New England, and heavy rain and possible flooding in major Northeast cities.

The storm will first move into in the northern Plains Thursday night and reach the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes by early Friday.

Up to 7 inches of snow is possible in some areas.

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Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms will slam Texas from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

The rest of the South -- from Louisiana to the Carolinas -- will face heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the day on Friday.

Friday night into Saturday, the rough weather will reach the Northeast, dumping heavy snow from western New York to New England.

PHOTO: New storm on March 23, 2024. (ABC News)
PHOTO: New storm on March 23, 2024. (ABC News)

Snow totals could reach 6 to 12 inches.

Drivers should be mindful of whiteout conditions Saturday from western New York to Maine.

PHOTO: Spring snow through Sat. March 23, 2024. (ABC News)
PHOTO: Spring snow through Sat. March 23, 2024. (ABC News)

Also on Saturday, heavy rain will hit the major cities along the Interstate 95 corridor, from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia to New York City to Boston.

Gusty winds and up to 4 inches of rain is expected.

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Flash flooding is also possible; drivers should be extremely cautious.

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