Chill returns to Midwest, Northeast over weekend


Posted on: February 8th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Snow, ice and rain are wreaking havoc on the roadways throughout the middle of the country, but this weekend it’s a return to winter chill that those in the Midwest and Northeast need to look out for.

In Minnesota, some roads were closed Friday morning from major snowfall and blowing snow, reported ABC Minneapolis affiliate KSTP-TV.

Minneapolis Public Schools are closed Friday due to the rough weather.

More than a foot of snow fell from Colorado to Michigan over the past several days, while freezing rain brought some areas from Missouri to Michigan to a standstill.

Power was also knocked out to Michigan residents.

The Northeast is now experiencing colder temperatures and rain.

Behind that storm, a significant Arctic chill is moving in, with wind chills 20 to 40 degrees below zero Friday in the Northern Plains.

This Arctic air mass moves east by Friday night, with wind chills in the single digits in the Northeast and below zero in the Upper Midwest on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, on the West Coast, winter storm warnings and watches have been posted from Washington to California.

Seattle may get hit with unusually heavy snow — up to half a foot in the city and up to a foot in the suburbs.

Portland, Oregon may also see a few inches of snow.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains in California could get up to 4 feet of snow this weekend. Rain moves into San Francisco and Los Angeles on Friday and continues into the weekend. Some flooding and mudslides are possible after heavy rain earlier in the week.

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