Big time action in store for the West this weekend, the Midwest gets a bit of a break Friday and lake effect snow rules in the Northeast. RC
The Pac Northwest decides to share the action it received this week, as the rain/snow/wind combo moves south and east beginning today. The Cascades, the Sierra and the northern Rockies will see the brunt of the action Friday, with a foot or more of new powder possible and rain for the lower elevations. Avalanche warnings are in effect as the danger remains high. As the weekend wraps up, the mountains of the Four Corners region see action and another strong weather event arrives in the Pac Northwest on Sunday. Look for highs in the mid 20's in the mountains to the mid 50's near the coast.
The upper Midwest sees a bit of action Friday, but outside of chilly temps it should be a quiet day. Moving into Saturday and Sunday, the system that pounded the West moves into the region bringing more snow. High temps near zero for the upper Midwest to the mid 40's further south.
Northern New England sees most of the action Friday, with 6 to 12 inches of new powder possible. This system sticks around for most of the day Saturday as high winds move in, keeping temps in the mid teens to mid 20's. Western PA and western New York state may also see snow, sleet and rain through the day Sunday.
The big news here is the chilly temps for North Carolina this weekend. In combo with rain showers, sleet, freezing rain and icing are possible.
If you plan to travel this weekend, it's a good bet to call ahead for resort and road conditions. Travel safe!