More Wintry Weather Headed For Rockies, Upper Midwest and Northeast through Thanksgiving Week.
System #1: Through Thanksgiving Day
Snow is expected from eastern North Dakota to central/northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. This will spread across northern Wisconsin into parts of northern Michigan by Tuesday night.
Just south of this snow, a mix of rain, freezing rain or wet snow may impact areas from eastern South Dakota to southern Minnesota and central Wisconsin.
Snow will also linger in parts of the central Rockies, adding to the fresh snowfall in ski resorts across parts of Colorado and Wyoming, just in time for those spending their Thanksgiving holiday there.
Wet snow will persist Wednesday from Minnesota into northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Lower Michigan. Mainly rain is expected from the southern Great Lakes southward.
Wednesday night, rain and snow showers will push eastward into parts of the interior Northeast, possibly as far east as western New England by early Thanksgiving morning.
By Thanksgiving Day, any remaining snow from this first system will be rather patchy and light from Upper Michigan to the interior Northeast and northern New England. It’s also possible that southeastern New England may see some light snow or freezing drizzle early in the morning before changing to light rain.
As mentioned before, the snowfall from this system won’t be as heavy or widespread as we saw with Winter Storm Argos.
The best chance for moderate accumulations of up to a half foot or so is from eastern Minnesota into northern and central Wisconsin.
Generally lighter accumulations are possible elsewhere in the upper Midwest and interior Northeast from “system number one.”
System #2: Thanksgiving Day Through Saturday
A second system will follow immediately in the first’s track in this busy, active weather pattern. It’s not expected to be a major system by any means, but will deposit more snow in some areas. Here is the general timing/impact of this system.
- Thanksgiving Day: Light snow in parts of the northern Plains, heads into the Upper Midwest in the evening.
- Friday: Some light, wet snow or rain will travel through the Great Lakes into northern New York and northern New England.
- Saturday: Lingering rain/snow showers are possible in the interior Northeast. Some potential for more significant snow in parts of northern New England.