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Heavy Snow and High Winds in the West; Lake Effect Snow in the Great Lakes

A Pacific storm moving across the Northwest with a trailing cold front sweeping through the West will continue heavy snow over the Cascades, northern Rockies, and the Sierra into Thursday night. High winds are forecast on the High Plains Thursday into Friday. Heavy lake effect snow will continue downwind of the Great Lakes into Thursday. Read More >

Expect to wake up to the winds howling out there with strong south winds through much of the day. Winds will weaken a little before shifting to the northwest and picking back up with the passage of a cold front tonight. Winds will slacken early Saturday.
Mild temperatures thanks to the winds mixing out cold air, however a cold front tonight will bring in another arctic airmass. Snow accumulation with this system will be light, though a few spots may see up to two inches when all is said and done.