A winter storm watch is in effect Thursday night through Friday evening

Winter Weather Alerts have been extended to 28 states

Winter storm warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service where snowfall is expected to be heaviest in parts of southern Lower Michigan, northern in, northern IL, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa.

Montana is gearing up for its second winter storm in less than a week, and it's expected to create big problems for travelers. Some airlines preemptively canceled or delayed flights on Tuesday in preparation the conditions Winter Storm Liam would bring. Snow continues to fall Thursday night and into Friday morning before tapering off from west to east around noon.

The national weather agency said snow is expected to move into central Alberta first, before it tracks south toward the US border. Be prepared for reduced visibilities and hazardous travel conditions at times. Late in the day closer to the coastline we expect the snow to change over to a wintry mix of sleet (and possibly rain right at the coastline).

So here's the scenario: Snow will start falling well after midnight tonight as temperatures hover around 20 degrees. "So, early model data shows 4-8" of snow likely Friday starting before the morning drive. Thursday night as the system moves out of the region and weakens.

Mateo will spread a narrow swath of snow from Montana to ME through Friday night. During this snow event, visibilities will be reduced and roads will become snow covered.

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