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Widespread, disruptive snow will result from a major winter storm that willadvance eastward over the nation during the early and middle parts of the week.Farther south, a thin band of mixed wintry precipitation will separate thesnowstorm from heavy rainfall reaching southward to the Gulf.

The leading edge of snow will reach the mid-Atlantic by Tuesday evening. Here,things will wrap up in a big way on Wednesday. As the merged lows meet theAtlantic coast, the resulting coastal storm will strengthen rapidly. Impacthere could be a major midweek snowstorm along I-95 and elsewhere in themid-Atlantic.

Story by Meteorologist Rob Richards.