An unusually strong storm will dump the season’s first snow this weekend on the Great Lakes, Appalachians and parts of northern New England. The storm will have potentially power-disrupting winds along the East Coast beaches, as temperatures plummet across the region. Already, temperatures across the northern and central Plains, Midwest and western Great Lakes are running up to 20 degrees colder than yesterday!
A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in place across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula today. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are also in place from far southwestern West Virginia to along the North Carolina and Tennessee border. If you must travel, allow extra time and distance to arrive at your destination safely; leftover foliage on trees combined with the heavy wet snow could also snap tree branches and lead to power outages as well.
The snow won’t be on the only threat the storm carries either. Strong wind gusts topping 40 mph along the western fringes of the storm track will create additional travel problems, especially for high-profiled vehicles from the Great Lakes to the western Carolinas. That threat will mix northward along the Eastern U.S. beaches from North Carolinas Outer Banks to Cape Cod, Mass., and eastern Maine this weekend. In fact, gusts topping 50 mph could be enough to interrupt power here. Get the full details on this storm system
Happy Halloween! Know Before™.
The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team