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.
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.