For those who have enjoyed a relatively snowless winter season so far, we're very sorry to say that might change this weekend. AccuWeather senior meteorologist that a possible snowstorm could "unload snow and a wintry mix across portions of the Ohio Valley, South, and Northeast."
There might be double the trouble coming in the next few days for those areas, too. "There are actually two centers associated with the storm," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson noted.
Anderson said that one storm will move across the Great Lakes and New England, while the other will begin from the Gulf of Mexico and move upward. "If the two storms remain weak, they are more likely to remain separated, but [they will bring] at least spotty snow and ice," he said. But, he added, if the two systems merge, the massive storm will drop "a swath of heavy snow and ice" across the region.
If the storm reaches its maximum strength, parts of the country may look like a winter wonderland. Sosnowski noted that the system could "deliver several inches to a foot of snow." Of course, travel could be disrupted this weekend, but there's no need to change your plans—not yet, anyway. Sosnowski urged travelers to simply "explore alternatives" for now.
Unfortunately, locals will just have to hold tight to see how severe the weather will be. "The details on the extent, magnitude, and timing of snow and wintry mix will unfold over the next few days," Sosnowski said.
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