Many wake up to a winter wonderland, before a calm week ahead

Winter storm to slap Michigan with freezing rain, heavy snow and ice

Wintry Mix, Rain and Snow in the Weekend Forecast

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings Sunday for expected heavy snow and freezing cold in swaths of New England and NY.

Duluth officials asked the public to be patient as plows clear roadways and recommended that drivers stay off the roads to prevent accidents and let officers respond more quickly to emergencies.

A winter storm watch has been issued for Central Massachusetts and the interior northeastern part of the state, with a heavy mix of snow and precipitation.

"The trans-continental storm system that has hammered the western US andnorthern Plains with heavy snow and strong winds has now reached the GreatLakes region", the National Weather Service said in a bulletin on Sunday. "Everybody thinks the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest; it is not".

The situation was similar out west at the San Francisco International Airport, where some flights were delayed due to strong winds. That's the likely area for up to a quarter inch of ice to develop in the line where rain is transitioning to snow.

The storm, which originated on the West Coast, was headed to the upper Midwest and Northeast, with Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and NY expected to experience the worst of the wintry precipitation early Sunday - just as the return leg of the busiest travel holiday of the year hits its peak.

The body of the second child turned up later on Saturday.

The Gila County Sheriff's Office said Saturday four other children and two adults who were in the vehicle swept away in Tonto Creek have been rescued from a small island and the bank of the creek in Tonto National Park northeast of Phoenix.

"When you start getting up toward the Catskills, that's when you might get some heavy accumulation of a foot or more", Kines said. The Governor also announced 524,000 tons of salt is available to help combat black ice and snowy roads.

This system is also bring in strong winds. (Cody Bashore/Arizona Daily Sun via AP) PHOTO: This photo provided by Big Bear Mountain Resort shows a fresh snow fall at Big Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, Calif., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

Meteorologist Andrew Lyons says a wind gust of 77 miles per hour (124 kph) was reported in the mountains between Cheyenne and Laramie.

Almost the entire lengths of both Wyoming interstates were closed Saturday.

Back-to-back snowstorms and strong winds have combined to make travel hard to impossible across much of Wyoming as wintry causes serious complications for post-Thanksgiving holiday travel while a powerful storm moves east toward the Midwest. Traffic was heavy, but Interstate 5 was open in both directions as holiday travelers headed home.

West Michigan has seen a mix of rain and snow throughout the morning and now we have made that transition to full snow showers for our communities north of I-96.

Interstate 25, U.S. Highway 85 and U.S. Highway 287 were closed north of Fort Collins, Colo., because of the poor conditions in Wyoming.

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