Winter Storm Watch issued as wintry one-two punch approaches

Winter Storm Watch issued as wintry one-two punch approaches

The storm was causing winter weather and blizzard warnings across a large part of the country where wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour and up to a foot of snow were expected, the National Weather Service warned.

WHAT.Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches with localized amounts up to 4 inches possible near the Minnesota border. Snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible, mostly north and west of New York City.

The timing of the storm will make travel "very hard to impossible", including during the evening commute on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. It slammed much of the Northeast with heavy snow and rain, prompting significant coastal flooding and hurricane-force gusts in New England. Precipitation will then transition to all snow late afternoon. Expect slippery roads on Tuesday morning with conditions gradually improving.

Snow is expected through Monday evening evening from Fargo all the way to northern IN, with more than a foot expected IN parts of Minnesota. Heavy wet snow may bring down tree limbs and utility wires, resulting in some power outages.

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A quick changeover from mixed precipitation to snow is expected Monday afternoon as temperatures fall to near the freezing mark.

Wednesday: Snow before 10 a.m., then rain and snow between 10am and noon, then rain after noon. At it moves east, however, the storm center will weaken and send its energy to a new storm system that will form over the Atlantic Ocean and grow stronger as it moves northeast.

Winter storm watches and warnings are expected to last until early Tuesday. It will, however, bring more snow to a wider part of the state. In Southeastern Connecticut, snowfall accumulation may be cut down by mixing with sleet and rain.

After the snow ends Thursday morning, it turns sunny during the day Thursday with temperatures again in the low 40s, the weather service said. Snow could be coming down an inch an hour by Monday evening, especially west of the Mississippi. However, the fresh snow on the ground and a cool north flow will keep highs in the upper 20s. The system, which is coming from the northern Rockies in the USA, will intensify throughout Monday and Tuesday, with areas like south-central Saskatchewan expected to see up to 50 cm of snow if current models hold. Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

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