Winter storm to dump snow on millions this weekend

  • Winter Storm Xyler will spread snow to the southern Great Lakes Saturday.
  • Some areas will also see snow into next week.
  • Below-average temperatures are expected from the Rockies into the Great Lakes region.

It may be late April, but Winter Storm Xyler will make you forget that it is spring in the Midwest this weekend as it is expected to bring some unusually heavy late season snowfall.

Snow, yes, that white stuff that we’d all rather forget about this time of the year, is on the way from the Dakotas to upstate New York. In some areas this could be one of the heaviest snowfalls so late in the season.

Cooler temperatures are also on the way from the northern Rockies into the northern Plains and Great Lakes as a pattern change will usher in another round of below-average temperatures.

Happening Now

Snow is falling in parts of the Rockies and portions of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Rain will change over to snow in areas farther east later this morning.

There has even been lightning with some of the heavier snowfall early Saturday in southeastern South Dakota.

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