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Next Storm Takes Aim At Midwest and Northeast

5 Jan 2019, 11:38 am

The weather looks fantastic this weekend in the Midwest.  But the next storm system is already set to come into the region on Monday.  Chicago is sunny today, with clouds moving in on Sunday ahead of the system.  But on Monday, Chicago will see rain.  And snow will blanket northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

By Monday afternoon, rain will be falling in Michigan.  Northern Michigan will see snow.  The snow will move eastward into New York State.  Buffalo will see light snow at this time.

By Monday night, the quick moving system will spread snow into eastern New York State.  Snow will also be possible in New York city, and portions of New England.

By Tuesday afternoon, most of the rain and snow will be off the coast.  Lingering snow will be possible in Maine.

This won’t be the biggest snow storm of the year.  But accumulating snow will be likely in most of the northeast.  The light blue shaded areas will see 1 to 3 inches.  Dark blue shaded areas will see 2 to 5 inches.  And Pink shaded areas could see 6 inches of snow or more.

In the upper Midwest, there could be a significant swath of snow in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  This area could see 6 inches of snow, possibly more in some spots.  Northern Michigan will see 2 to 5 inches.  Northern Michigan may pick up lighter totals, in the 1 to 3 inch range.

The system will also cool things down in the Midwest and Northeast regions.  Compare the temperatures on Tuesday with Wednesday’s temperatures.  Many locations will be much more chilly on Wednesday after the system passes.  Indianapolis will see temps drop from 50 degrees to 34 degrees.  Pittsburgh will drop from 52 to 36 degrees.

Here are the extended forecasts for several cities that will be impacted by the system.  The storm will pass through Duluth on Monday.  Albany and Boston will be impacted by the storm on Tuesday.

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For WeatherNation:  Meteorologist Matt Monroe