"A stronger, and more complex system looks to affect the region Friday night into the weekend. While most areas have a good chance at seeing accumulating snow, precipitation may change to a wintry mix in some areas for a time Saturday into Saturday evening. Increasing winds are possible as the system exits the region during the latter half of the weekend, bringing the potential for blowing snow. Details on precipitation amounts, type, and timing are still very uncertain, but if you have weekend travel plans, continue to monitor the forecast for the latest updates." -NWS Sioux Falls, SD
Another major system is set to impact the Midwest of the United States this weekend. This will bring severe weather to the Deep South (again) and a potent winter storm for the Northern Plains. Iowa and Minnesota got hit by a major blizzard last weekend and it is looking like a similar scenario could occur. Stay tuned as more details become available.
"Day 5, a surface cold front is progged to sweep across the central and southern Plains and into Missouri/Arkansas through the day, and then quickly eastward across the Mississippi River into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys overnight. While the strongest large-scale ascent is progged at this time to sweep across the Ozarks vicinity during the day, as the trough takes on a negative tilt, substantial questions remain as to the degree of moistening/destabilization that will be able to occur this far north. Greater severe risk may therefore remain farther south, from east Texas/Louisiana across the Lower Mississippi Valley region, and possibly into the central Gulf Coast states late." -Storm Prediction Center
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