Updated 1-19-19 – 10:20 pm
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During the day Friday, the heaviest snow from the storm is likely to spread from South Dakota to portions of eastern Nebraska, southwestern Minnesota and western and northern Iowa.
The heavy snow area will set up farther to the south and east across the Midwest during Friday night and Saturday.
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Snow will develop and become heavy from eastern Kansas, northern Missouri and southeastern Iowa and spread to central and northern Illinois, northern Indiana and northern Ohio, as well as the southern tier of Wisconsin and the southern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
AccuWeather Lead Storm Warning Meteorologist Eddie Walker
“Accumulating snow may even dip as far south as central Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas on Saturday.”
The second storm has the potential to strand motorists on the highways and at airports. Some roads may close and scores of flights are likely to be canceled at the major Midwest hubs.
Rain is likely to fall at the height of the storm in Cincinnati and other cities which received heavy snow last weekend.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Travis
“Where piles of snow are blocking storm drains, street flooding can occur due to rain and a brief dose of mild air.”
A short distance farther north, near I-70 from eastern Missouri to Ohio, all or mostly snow is expected from Friday night to Saturday. St. Louis, Terre Haute, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio, will be near the edge of an all-out snowstorm and a storm that brings some combination of snow, ice and rain.
Moderate to heavy snow is forecast in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, essentially near and just north of I-70 to near and just north of I-80. More snow will fall on Kansas City, Missouri, as well.
During Friday night and Saturday, blizzard conditions may develop over the central Plains and spread eastward across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley states.
Northerly winds are likely to frequently gust between 30 and 45 mph at the height of the storm and in its immediate wake and spread from west to east during Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures will plummet from the 20s, 30s and 40s F to the single digits, teens and 20s.
Those caught outside during the height of the storm will face plunging temperatures and snow that will become difficult to remove as slush freezes and many ice-melting chemicals become ineffective. Stretches of roadways that were wet will become icy.
The coldest air of the winter so far will blast in behind the storm over much of the Central states, which will lead to a rapid freeze-up and dangerously low AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures. For more information on the magnitude of the Arctic air on the way.
Because of the brutal cold following the storm, those expected to be in the area of heaviest snow may experience power outages. These communities should be prepared to find safe, alternate ways of staying warm. In addition, lengthy power outages could lead to pipe bursts, especially those on exterior walls or those that are improperly insulated.
Rain may change to snow in parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, western West Virginia and southeastern Ohio during Saturday night.
Anywhere a layer of powdery snow falls, it will be subject to blowing and drifting as the storm pulls away.
Bands of heavy, lake-effect snow may join in on the tail end of the storm and continue on Sunday and perhaps into Monday in some areas. This can lead to ongoing whiteout conditions.