The weather in the central U.S. has turned crazy! There are winter storm warnings in the northern tier of states, there are wind advisories on the map and then there's severe weather in Nebraska and Kansas. This map shows just how crazy it's getting. In this view, there's hardly a spot that isn't either currently affected or will be soon.
The winter weather is expected to continue across the Great Lakes and up into New England Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Parts of Wisconsin could see 8-12 inches, New York state could see 3-6 inches and up around Concord, New Hampshire is likely to see nearly a foot of snow.
The severe weather is expected to march through Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky through the overnight hours tonight and up through the Ohio Valley on Wednesday. This will push eventually into the mid-Atlantic region bringing a chance for severe weather into the nation's capital.
In a year where winter has been hard to find, it's finally making itself known across the northern United States. The Northwest is seeing a multi-day winter storm that has over 200,000 without power on Puget Sound. The good news for Seattle and surrounding area is that temperatures are forecast to rise this weekend. This will keep any upcoming precipitation in the form of rain.
Cold air has settled in across the northern quarter of the U.S. Current temperatures in North Central Minnesota are currently below zero.
This, along with the winds, are creating dangerous wind chills across parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
There are already Winter Weather Advisories out across the Upper Midwest through Friday evening.
Most areas are expecting around 2-4" of snow through Friday evening. Chicago's expecting 4-6" of snow and Milwaukee is expecting 3-5".
The storm should then move into the Northeast for Saturday. Again, most areas are expecting 1-3", however, Pittsburgh is in a narrow band that is expecting 3-5" of snow from Friday night through Saturday.
After a sweltering summer for many, much of the country finally feels like fall. Temperatures in the majority of the nation aren't getting out of the 60s.
In addition, with the wind factored in, many are dealing with very cool wind chills.
The upcoming week shows promise for some very interesting weather. There is currently a low pressure system coming into the Northweat part of the U.S. that will begin to affect much of the western and central U.S. over the weekend and into the middle of next week.
As you can see, winter weather advisories are already out for parts of the Rockies. As the system moves into the plains and midwest, there will be a chance for heavy rain and even some thunderstorms in the southern half of the region. The northern half looks to see a chance for snow (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin) as the system moves through Tuesday into Wednesday.
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