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Snow, cold weather to blanket Upper Midwest, creating dangerous travel conditions

The first big shot of winter weather is moving across the Northern Plains on Monday, bringing the chance of several inches of snow. 

The slow-moving storm system is bringing harsh conditions to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest before heading into the Great Lakes by the middle of the week. 

Snow, freezing rain, and rain combined with windy conditions and frigid air will make for dangerous travel conditions across the region. 

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Winter weather advisories are in effect through Montana on Monday, with conditions expected to deteriorate for points east. 

A storm system moving east will bring rain and snow to the northern tier of the Lower 48.

A storm system moving east will bring rain and snow to the northern tier of the Lower 48.
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As the system moves into the Upper Midwest, snow and rain will be the major hazards as snow accumulates between 2 and 6 inches. 

Forecast precipitation across the West.

Forecast precipitation across the West.
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Hazardous driving conditions can be expected, with slippery roads. 

Snow is forecast to spread across the Upper Midwest into the Great Lakes.

Snow is forecast to spread across the Upper Midwest into the Great Lakes.
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In addition to the precipitation, temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average through the region. 

Several inches of snow are forecast across parts of the Upper Midwest this week.

Several inches of snow are forecast across parts of the Upper Midwest this week.
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As the middle of the country sees hints of winter, the heat continues out West.

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Above-average temperatures and wildfire danger remain a threat over California, the Southwest and Great Basin.  

Bundled up against the cold, a man navigates the trail around Sloans Lake after a cold front dropped temperatures Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bundled up against the cold, a man navigates the trail around Sloans Lake after a cold front dropped temperatures Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Record high temperatures are possible in parts of California and into the Southwest, where high temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees above average.

A look at the wildfires currently burning across the West.

A look at the wildfires currently burning across the West.
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Air quality advisories are also up where the fires are burning and the stagnant air could cause breathing issues.

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In the East, a cold front moving over the eastern third of the country will bring rain and isolated thunderstorms on Monday. 

The National Forecast for Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.

The National Forecast for Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.
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The rain could make driving conditions especially hazardous due to slippery conditions caused by wet leaves on roads. 

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Snow, howling winds and strong thunderstorms create midweek travel mayhem

The National Weather Service has issued winter alerts for 30 million people stretching nearly 1,500 miles from central Missouri up through parts of northern Maine.

On Wednesday, snow is expected to move down from west to east across the Great Lakes while rain moves into the mid-Atlantic and a mix of rain and snow moves into the interior Northeast.

In addition to the snow, wind gusts up to 40 mph will cause blowing snow and travel delays, especially across the Midwest.

On Wednesday evening, strong storms are possible across central Florida, as well as parts of the mid-Atlantic. Tampa, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Raleigh, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are cities that could experience thunderstorms packing damaging winds. Even a rumble of thunder or two can’t be ruled out for Philadelphia and New York City overnight Wednesday.

On Thursday, rain will end early along the I-95 corridor, but lingering strong winds could spell travel delays for the big eastern hubs. In the wake of the storm, lake-effect snow ramps up and this will last through the weekend when snowfall totals will be measured in feet, especially across New York’s Tug Hill Plateau.

Additional rainfall totals with this storm will be 0.50-2 inches across the East Coast.

Additional snow totals will be 1-6 inches from Missouri to Michigan and up through northern New England. Higher totals of 9-12 inches will be possible downwind of the lakes and at the high elevations of northern New England, with localized areas picking up 24-36 inches.

As the winter storm exits, the next blast of cold air enters. Highs Wednesday are 10-20 degrees above average across the East, but this will flip-flop Thursday when the next round of cold air drops temperatures to 10-20 degrees below average. While the middle of the country will warm up by the weekend, the East will have to wait until early next week for temperatures to warm back closer to average.

Speaking of warm East Coast temperatures, a startling statistic to confirm just how mild of a winter it has been for many cities: In both New York City and Boston, days with highs at or above 60 degrees are outpacing days with highs below freezing.

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