A “major winter storm” is headed toward the northern Rockies this weekend.

The first such storm of the year will hit parts of Montana and Idaho, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm warning is in effect for counties in northern Montana while a winter storm watch is in effect for about half of the Big Sky state and most of northern Idaho, the NWS said in a report early this morning.

Further east in the Corn Belt, storms in Nebraska and Iowa are expected through the weekend into next week.

In Iowa, non-severe thunderstorms will fire up today and extend into the middle of next week, the NWS said. So far, the threat of severe weather in the state is low.

Source: Agriculture.com