Winter Storm Wilbur Dumps Snow on Upper Midwest

Accumulating snow possible on Easter

Video: More snow expected for the Valley

The heavy snow will be confined to the northern third of Lower Michigan and the far eastern U.P. The heavy snow band should be a six to 10 inch snow. The snow is moving east toward Wisconsin and MI throughout the day on Saturday.

Friday: Another low pressure system sets its sights on us bringing a mix of rain and snow.

Winter weather advisories have been posted from eastern Wyoming to central IL. Thunderstorms and even severe storms are possible in central IL through the southern end of Chicago.

Winds will gust as high as 35 miles per hour and cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

The upper Midwest and northern Great Lakes could see accumulations of at least six inches, with localized amounts of up to a foot.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, low around 17.

The last time that at least 4 inches fell in Central Park was back on April 7, 2003 - about 15 years ago. "It is cold enough to support snow in some areas". Expect poor visibilities below one-half mile at times in heavy snow.

The storm stretched from OH to coastal southern New England early Monday, and northern New Jersey took a hard hit with 4 to 8 inches of snow accumulation, leading to dozens of vehicle spinouts and crashes.

With temperatures slightly above freezing early Monday, the snow will have trouble accumulating. By the afternoon, the wintry weather had largely moved from the Helena area, with about 2 inches of snow in town and the largest accumulations east of Townsend, including about 8 inches near Martinsdale. This storm system will impact Montana most of Monday, finally tapering off Monday night into Tuesday.

The forecast by Environment Canada calls for wet weather through the weekend with the temperature rising into the double digits by the weekend.

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