Pair of Quick-Hitting Storms to Deliver Snow with More on the Way


A pair of quick-striking storms will deliver snow ahead of more significant snowfall in the Northeast this weekend; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Snow over the northern tier and Great Lakes

Two quick-hitting storms will move in over the northern tier spreading snow and bringing colder air from Canada Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

The areas of the US most likely to be affected by snowfall will be the eastern Dakotas, northeastern Nebraska, Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, areas around the Great Lakes, northern New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine.

A wintry mix is anticipated for Southeast Nebraska, northeastern Kansas, northern Missouri, most of Iowa, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and Indiana, western and southern Michigan, northeastern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania, southern New York, Western, northern and central Massachusetts, and southeastern New Hampshire.

A more significant storm moves into the Northeast this weekend bringing snow and ice.

Plunging temperatures begin on Wednesday

As the jet stream pushes cold air from a polar vortex southward from Canada, temperatures in the north-central US will begin to plummet beginning on Wednesday.

Temperatures around Fargo will feel between -30 to -20 degrees, while temperatures will feel near zero around Great Falls, Montana.

Temperatures around Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rapid City, South Dakota will feel between 10 to 20 degrees.

Temperatures will continue to fall across the north-central and northeastern US, delivering a very cold Thursday a day ahead of a large winter storm that arrives on Friday.

Large winter storm arrives on Friday through the weekend

Following a pair of storms that will bring snowfall and a wintry mix to the northern tier of the country on Wednesday through early Thursday, a larger winter storm arrives on Friday and continues through the weekend for the northern and eastern US.

Friday’s storm will affect the central and north-central US, bringing significant snowfall and a wintry mix from Kansas to the Dakotas, and East into western Pennsylvania.

The storm will move east on Saturday, bringing snowfall to the Great Lakes and New England states, while a wintry mix to the south will span through the Ohio Valley and eastward into the Virginias.

Today’s US forecast highs

West: San Francisco 53, Los Angeles 67, Salt Lake City 39, Reno 49, Cheyenne 36, Denver 49.

Northwest: Seattle 38, Spokane 27, Portland 38, Billings 17, Boise 35, Idaho Falls 25.

Southwest: Las Vegas 60, Phoenix 74, Albuquerque 55, El Paso 76.

Central: Dallas 76, Oklahoma City 53, Kansas City 46, Wichita 46, Lincoln 30, Des Moines 29, St. Louis 54.

North-central: Bismarck -5, Pierre 4, Chicago 35, Minneapolis 23, Madison 32, Indianapolis 52.

South: Houston 76, New Orleans 75, Nashville 72, Birmingham 72, Atlanta 71, Columbia 73, Raleigh 63, Richmond 58, Orlando 83, Tampa 81, Miami 81.

East: Cleveland 49, Columbus 52, Washington 57, Philadelphia 51, Buffalo 42, New York 50, Boston 48, Bangor 38.