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What Spring? From the Dakotas to the Great Lakes



 Winter Storm Xyler Bringing Late April Snow
  • Winter Storm Xyler will spread to the southern Great Lakes Saturday.
  • Below will be snow in next week.
  • Below-average temperatures are expected from the Rockies into the Great Lakes region.

It may be late April, but Winter Storm Xyler will make you forget that it is spring in the Midwest this weekend as it is expected to bring some unusually heavy late season snowfall.

Snow, yes, that white stuff that would rather forget about this time of the year, is the way from the Dakotas to upstate New York. In some areas this could be one of the heaviest snowfalls so late in the season.

Cooler temperatures are also on the way from the northern rockies to the northern plains and great lakes as the pattern changes will be in another round of below-average temperatures.

Happening Now

Snow is falling in parts of The Rockies and Portions of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Rain will change over to snow in areas farther east later this morning.

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been posted by the National Weather Service from eastern Dakota to southern Michigan. Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa are included in the winter storm warning.

A snow or heavy snow will probably lead to difficult travel conditions, especially in the winter storm warning area.

Winter Alerts

(19659015) Winter Storm Xyler was named late Friday afternoon when winter storm warnings were issued for southern Minnesota and southern Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee and Madison metro areas. These warnings with our criteria for winter storm naming, which are at least two million people located in winter storm warnings.

(MORE: The Science Behind Naming Winter Storms ) Another system will move into parts of the northern rockies and northern plains later Saturday into Sunday. Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of Montana, including Great Falls, where snow combined with wind gusts up to 55 mph may lead to very poor visibility.

Snowy Forecast

Temperatures near freezing, combined with a rather energetic Winter Storm Xyler could produce a strip of snow from Montana to the eastern Great Lakes.

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On Saturday night the chance of snow will extend from northern Illinois to northern Indiana, southern Michigan, northern Ohio, northern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York.

Saturday's Forecast

(The green shadings depict where rain is Areas that are shaded are expected to see snow, and rain or snow can be seen either in the rain or snow.

The ground is relatively warm in the Midwest as it has recently been mild, and that, along with a higher sun angle and more sunlight eye day, will make it difficult for much snow to pave on pavement beyond some slushy accumulations in most areas. However, snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely to allow the snow to accumulate.

Warm pavement combined with snowfall rates over an inch per hour will likely cause a slushy accumulation which may drop overnight as temperatures drop.

Winter Storm Xyler will swing into the Northeast on Sunday where it will produce some snow across upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and the higher terrain of New England through midday.

Sunday's Forecast

(The green shadings depict where rain is expected. Areas that are shaded are expected to see snow. Purple-shaded locations may see either rain or snow. Areas in pink are expected to see sleet or freezing rain (ice).)

Higher snowfall accumulation is most likely on grassy surfaces and where precipitation falls later in the day or overnight, or where there is a burst of heavier snowfall. At this time, the best chance for snowfall accumulations outside the Rockies is in parts of the Dakotas, northern Iowa, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and Michigan.

Portions of northeastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois could see more than 6 inches of snow.

This could be one of the heaviest snowfalls so late in the season for some locations. This includes Milwaukee where it could be the most snow after April 27 since 1990 and Grand Rapids could see the biggest snowfall so late in the season since 1963 . It could also be one of the latest measurable snowfalls on record in Chicago and could have a new record if it received at least 3 inches.

Some snowfall accumulation is also likely in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania .

A second disturbance may bring a second chance of some snow Saturday night in Monday from Montana across the northern part of states in North Dakota, northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The northern rockies could see more significant accumulations, with snow possibly persisting there through at least the middle of next week from a third round of snow late Monday into Wednesday that could also spread into parts of the high plains.

Chilly Forecast

On Saturday, colder-than-average temperatures are expected from parts of the Northwest to the northern plains, Midwest and into parts of the Northeast

Low temperatures this weekend into early next week will drop back into the 20s and 30s for these areas, although 40s will return to parts of the Midwest early week. A few daily records are even possible, including Madison, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa, on Sunday.

Highs temperatures will also be 5 to 20 degrees colder than average this weekend into next week. only reaching the 30s and 40s in the coldest spots from the northern rockies to the Great Lakes region.

The chilly conditions could last into early May. The latest 6- to 10-day outlook from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center highlights from the northern plains into northern New England as having a 40 percent or better chance of below-average temperatures.


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