A storm system stretched out across the West will produce areas of heavy snow from Montana to Nebraska to end this week. Winter weather alerts extend from Nebraska and Colorado to Montana. More than a foot of snow is likely in the higher elevations, with 3" to 6" common into the Plains. Lower Michigan will also see some light snow accumulations into Friday morning.
A front extends from the Cascades to the Front Range and is expected to barely move into Friday. Upper level energy crossing along the front will help to produce the snow, that could become heavy at times. The lead low pressure center will produce a few inches of snow in Lower Michigan.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels