It may be late April, but Winter Storm Xyler will make you forget that it is spring in the southern Great Lakes this weekend as it is expected to bring some unusually late season snowfall.
Snow is falling in parts of the southern Great Lakes, as of Saturday evening. Rain and snow will continue sliding eastward through the overnight hours.
A few spots from northeastern Iowa to southern Wisconsin have picked up 2 to 5 inches of snow, just enough to make an April snowman. Rockford, Illinois and Winnebago, Wisconsin have both seen around 4 inches so far.
Many saw snow fall on newly sprouted flowers and fresh-cut spring grass from Milwaukee to Rockford.
Up to two inches of snow have fallen in northern Illinois, including around a half-inch in Chicago.
Another system will move into parts of the northern Rockies and northern Plains into Sunday. Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of Montana, including Great Falls, where snow combined with wind gusts up to 55 mph may lead to very poor visibility.
Winter Storm Xyler will swing into the Northeast on Sunday where it will produce some snow across upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and possibly the higher terrain of New England through midday.
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