There are still some variables that need to be worked out with this latest winter storm, along with where the heaviest snow could occur. Regardless of snow totals, much of the Midwest and eastern US are entering a pattern similar to late February or early March as opposed to April. The Yankees have been forced to postpone their much-anticipated season opener after the stadium was covered in a blanket of snow.
The heavy snow caused more than 25 crashes on Minnesota's highways Monday night, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Generally, expect a coating - 2" across the area, with an isolated 3" amount possible at the south coast, west of Buzzards Bay, back into southern RI and CT. A mix of sleet and freezing rain in the metropolitan area was expected to turn into snow over the evening as temperatures drop from the upper 30s to a low of about 29.
The Mid-Ohio Valley could see up to an inch of snow. The NWS' snowfall forecast shows up to 15 inches of snow may drop in MI. The winter-like weather conditions are expected to make travel hazardous because of heavy, blowing snow. Sunshine, and a cool breeze with highs in the mid to upper 40s is the forecast right now.
NY woke up to an April snowstorm, with about 5 inches (13 centimeters) of snow expected to produce slushy streets and a tough morning commute before the precipitation starts to wrap up about 11 a.m.
By Tuesday, showers and thunderstorms are possible with a high near 65. Enjoy a briefly drier, though blustery and cold, day with a top temp in the upper 30s and a leftover west wind of 15-25 miles per hour.
Another storm is expected to develop in the central USA late Monday.