What’s next for the U.S. after a historic snowstorm

Dec. 16, 2018 4:40PM EDT The storm system that knocked out power to millions of Americans in a swath stretching from the Midwest to the Northeast last week is back with more of a vengeance.

As of Sunday, the National Weather Service in Kansas and Oklahoma had already issued four severe weather watches for southeastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma, the Kansas City Star reported.

A fourth, issued Saturday afternoon in northwest Kansas, will be in effect through Tuesday, while a fifth, issued Sunday morning in western Oklahoma, will remain in effect until Sunday night.

While most of the severe weather is expected to settle into the Plains and Midwest, a few pockets in the Carolinas and Northeast could see more severe storms, the Weather Service said.

“As of Sunday evening, the heavy snow and ice in some of these areas are expected to continue into Monday,” the weather service said.

A major snowstorm is expected for the region on Monday, the weather agency said.

The storm surge expected for parts of the southern Plains and parts of western Oklahoma will be greater than the storm surge seen in the storm that devastated parts of Oklahoma City on Oct. 28, 2017, the Associated Press reported.

It could be worse.

A severe storm surge of 8 to 15 feet was reported in the lower Midwest on Monday morning.

The storm surge from the storm, which dumped up to 10 inches of snow and more than 5 inches of rain on the Oklahoma City area, was as much as six feet in the central Plains, according to a National Weather Services advisory.

While Oklahoma City was among the hardest-hit cities, a tornado hit the Kansas city of Topeka on Monday.

It is still not known if the tornado hit a house or a tree, according the Kansas Weather Service.