A blast of Arctic air will follow the storm – “a significant drop in daily temperatures for nearly half of the country,” according to the National Weather Service.
Areas of rain and mountain snow are expected over portions of the West today as a cold front moves through the Intermountain West.
But Thursday is where the action will be. A storm will develop along the cold front on Thursday with areas of freezing rain, heavy snow and blizzard conditions overspreading the Midwest and Great Lakes into Friday.
Speaking of blizzards, here’s a video of the blizzard in New York City just two days ago.
Can you imagine driving in this?
Where is global warming when we need it?
Anyway, back to the forecast: The National Weather Service Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, forecasts heavy snow for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Thursday into Friday.
The the Cascades and the Northern/Central Rockies can also expect snow through Friday.
Areas of rain/freezing rain from the Upper Midwest to the Lower Great Lakes/northern Mid-Atlantic through Friday.
And snow is also possible across parts of the Northwest, Intermountain West and near the Northern and Central Rockies over the next few days.
A vast portion of the Northern Plains to the Upper Mississippi Valley will have scattered to widespread snow, possibly heavy at times, along with some areas of freezing rain/sleet as a developing low pressure system tracks through the central U.S.
Cold Canadian air will plunge into the region and cause a significant drop in daily temperatures for nearly half of the country.
Winter Storm Watches, Winter Weather Advisories and Blizzard warnings are in effect from Nebraska to Upper Michigan with this system.
Here’s another scary video:
Southern NY – Northern NJ Paralyzing Snowstorm, Cars Buried, 30+ Inches Of Snow
Did you ever wonder how solar panels would work in a blizzard?