National Weather Summary for Monday, April 16, 2018
by David Moran, on Apr 16, 2018 10:59:19 AM
Snow will continue for portions of the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes through Tuesday as an area of low pressure moves through the region. Another round of snow is forecast for portions of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest Tuesday into Wednesday as an area of low pressure develops and moves eastward.
- Snow Continuing for the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes through Tuesday
- Potential for Snow Tuesday into Wednesday across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest
Snow Continuing for the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes through Tuesday
Snow will continue across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes through Tuesday as an area of low pressure continues to slowly move eastward. The heaviest snow will be across northern Michigan where accumulations of 4-8 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 10 inches are expected. Snow will taper off throughout the day Monday and into Tuesday.
Major Cities in Region: Duluth, MN, Milwaukee, WI, Green Bay, WI, Marquette, MI, Traverse City MI
Snow Accumulation through Tuesday
Potential for Snow Tuesday into Wednesday across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest
A strong upper level wave will aid in the development of a surface low in the lee of the Rockies on Tuesday. As the low moves eastward across the Plains Tuesday and Wednesday, snow is expected along and north of its path. Snowfall totals of 3-6 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 7 inches are expected. In addition, northerly winds of 10-20 mph with gusts in excess of 30 mph will allow for low visibilities and wind chills in the teens and 20s.
Major Cities in Region: Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux City, IA, Rochester, MN, Waterloo, IA
Snow and Ice Accumulation Tuesday and Wednesday
A Look Ahead
As the area of low pressure described above continues to move eastward, light snow is forecast for the Great Lakes and Northeast Thursday into Friday. Thunderstorms may develop across portions of the Southern Plains on Friday as an upper level trough moves out of the Rockies.
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