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West and northwest of St. Louis, snow showers will fill in, and snow could be heavy at times. Environment Canada is warning Greater Sudbury and the region that it is under a winter storm watch.
Ahead of the storm, gusty winds will be a concern Saturday from IL to southern MI to western NY – including Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo. The strongest wind gusts are expected to range between 45 miles per hour and 55 miles per hour.
Snow and mixed precipitation will move through Missouri, southern IL and Kentucky on Sunday evening.
The snow should continue until about noon.
Other snow reports included 11.5 inches near Hayward, 11 inches at Wascott, 10 inches at Minong and Aitkin, and 8.8 inches at Willow River. Snowfall of 6 to 9 inches expected, with locally higher amounts possible, especially south of the Twin Ports. The snow will not taper off until around midnight Tuesday night so the roads will be slippery all day on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, an intensifying area of low pressure moving from Colorado on Monday to MI by Tuesday night will bring along snow and gusty winds, The Weather Channel reported. The current record holder is an eye-popping 35.5 inches of snow in March in what must have been a discouraging spring in 1965.
In the listed areas, meteorologists said heavy snow, possibly five to seven inches, was expected with the majority of the snow falling between 12 a.m. and sunrise on Monday.
With temperatures slightly above freezing early Monday, the snow will have trouble accumulating.
“It’s not unusual to see snow in early April”, Stark said. About 45 flights have been canceled at JFK Airport and 38 at LaGuardia, where a snowfall rate of 2 inches an hour was reported by the weather service just before 7 a.m.
The chilly, snowy conditions will be courtesy of an upper-level weather pattern – specifically, a southward dip in the jet stream over the Rockies into the central Plains, Midwest and Northeast – which has been in place for much of March.
Temperatures could reach into the 60s on Wednesday, but again, there could be rain in the forecast.
Behind Violet, colder temperatures will return. The storm may bring as much as a foot of snow to Wisconsin and isolated pockets in western Minnesota.