Weekend winter storm will make travel 'hazardous' across central US and the Northeast

USA TODAY | 1/17/2020 | Staff
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Snow will fall Friday in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Ice will be the story from the central Plains to the Ohio Valley.

Saturday - Snow - Portions - Pennsylvania - New

By Saturday, heavy snow is expected in portions of Pennsylvania, New York and much of New England.

A winter storm will dump snow and ice across a wide swath of the northern U.S. on Friday and into the weekend, probably causing "hazardous" travel, forecasters said.

West - Coast - Rain - Snow - Bomb

After walloping the West Coast with rain and snow as a "bomb cyclone," the storm will move across the Plains, Midwest and the Northeast.

The storm should cause "a fairly widespread area of travel difficulty over the central U.S. by Friday night, with very slippery roads and locally poor visibility," the National Weather Service said.

Snow - Friday - Dakotas - Minnesota - Wisconsin

Snow will fall Friday in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, AccuWeather said, possibly piling up to a foot in some areas. Blizzard conditions might develop in some areas, the Weather Channel said.

"This has the potential to be one of the most impactful winter storms of the season for the Upper Midwest," CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said.

Farther - South - Ice - Story - Plains

Farther south, ice will be the story from the central Plains to the Ohio Valley. "Significant icing" is forecast across portions of Missouri and Illinois, according to AccuWeather.

"Areas from northeastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle to northern and central Indiana and northwestern Ohio can expect a thin glaze of ice that will make driving and walking slippery...
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