ALG Connect: Coast-To-Coast Winter Storm to Spread Snow, Ice and Strong Winds into Midwest And Northeast

Coast-To-Coast Winter Storm to Spread Snow, Ice and Strong Winds into Midwest And Northeast

A coast-to-coast winter storm will spread snow, some ice and strong winds from the West into parts of the Plains, Midwest and Northeast to end the week. Snow has closed interstates in Arizona due to the snow with dozens stuck on roads. Up to 20 inches of snow was measured in parts of the Flagstaff area and an inch of snow even accumulated in Tucson, Arizona.

The storm is still producing snow in the Desert Southwest and southern Rockies right now, rain and strong winds will impact much of the Southwest through Thursday. That's prompted the National Weather Service to issue numerous winter weather alerts for those regions.

Portions of the Great Lakes and interior Northeast have winter storm watches in effect for Friday into Saturday, including Chicago and Detroit.

Friday: A large band of snow, sleet and freezing rain will extend from the southern Great Lakes into the interior Northeast. The precipitation might begin as rain in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes before changing to a wintry mix or snow, this includes Chicago.

It appears much of the Northeast Interstate 95 corridor from New York City southward will see rainfall from this storm. Areas farther north along Interstate 95 in New England could see a wintry mix or snow by late Friday, including in the Boston metro area.

There remains uncertainty with snow totals in the Midwest and Northeast since it will depend on how much of the precipitation falls in the form of snow versus rain or a wintry mix. Right now, it appears accumulations could be light to moderate from northern Illinois into Lower Michigan. Parts of Chicagoland and Detroit could see locally heavy snowfall.

Much of upstate New York and New England have the highest chance to see 6 inches or more of snowfall. That might include Albany, New York, Burlington, Vermont, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine. Snow totals in the Boston area will likely be refined due to the uncertainty with precipitation type.

We recognize the severe impact that current conditions are having on our customers, and we are committed to restoring service levels as quickly as possible. As a result of these weather issues, the ALG Client Service Team will send daily updates as we monitor the progress and track job level impact.