By combining with snow to create blizzard conditions for about 2 million people in the upper Midwest, plains are expected to wind up to 65 and 75 mph.
CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said, “On Thursday there will be strong winds in more seasonal conditions with temperatures typically in the low 30s to 40s.”
As the storm progresses toward the Midwest, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and parts of the eastern bandits will welcome cold air behind the system from sufficient moisture for periods of continuous snowfall, strong winds and icy winds.
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers warned, “Travel can be impossible due to zero visibility with winds and icy conditions.”
There is no hurry to make a move in this area, however, this effect could be good for millions of people in the Great Lakes on Friday.
Prolonged snowfall with heavy lake-effect snowfall on the south shores of Lake Superior, the upper Midwest will have a wide coverage of 3 to 6 inches of snow, with the highest totals being between 6 and 10 inches from Minnesota. And northern Wisconsin.
As the system moves eastward into Thursday night, Friday, a period of snow, rain and a wintry mix will affect Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
By Friday night, rain and snow reached the Northeast
A secondary low pressure system will form on the cold front as the system reaches the east coast from Friday night to Saturday morning.
While it promises to bring a disgusting start to the Northeast for the weekend, much of the region will see no rain, snow due to relatively mild January temperatures.
Places like New York City and Boston will be between half and 40 inches from Saturday with rain ranging from half an inch to an inch, as opposed to several inches of snow they will see if the temperature is cold.
Snow will be limited to upstate New York and northern New England on Friday nights and Saturdays. For the most part, even those places are expected to see only 2 to 5 inches, although more than half a foot of snow can be seen at some favored, high altitude locations.
Generating the storm’s powerful winds is the difference in wind pressure between a strong high pressure area in the southwest and a low coming from the northwest.