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Winter Storm: Midwest, Northeast About to Get Socked

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A winter storm is predicted to sweep across the upper Midwest and Northeast this week. (NOAA)

By    |   Monday, 06 Feb 2017 08:47 AM

A winter storm is predicted to sock the upper Midwest and Northeast after pummeling the Pacific Northwest this week.

The winter storm is first expected to hit Portland, Oregon and Seattle on Monday and then sweep to the Midwest and Northeast, leaving snow, sleet, and freezing rain Monday night and into Tuesday, The Weather Channel reported.

The storm is being generated by a low-pressure system that will move into the Pacific Northwest, according to The Weather Channel.

AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said the storm will likely cause travel disruptions from a mixture of both winter and spring-like weather.

"The storm will produce a swath of snow and ice from the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest and the Northeast," Sosnowski wrote. "Farther south, the storm will tug on enough warm air to bring a brief taste of spring along with the potential for heavy thunderstorms, downpours and gusty winds.

"Enough snow and ice can occur to cause dangerous travel and school delays over the northern tier states. After depositing heavy snow on parts of the northern Rockies into Monday morning, light to moderate snow will streak eastward across portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan from Monday night through Tuesday," Sosnowski continued.

According to The Weather Channel, heavy snow will to hit the Sierra Nevada mountains Monday as the storm will affect parts of the northern and central Rockies. Snow will also expand into the northern Plains, upper Midwest and Great Lakes Monday night, and possibly into the interior Northeast by early Tuesday morning.

Accumulating snowfall will affect the Canadian border from the upper Midwest and northern Great Lakes into New England.

Up to six inches of snow could fall in northern North Dakota, northern Minnesota and Upper Michigan, The Weather Channel wrote. Northeastern New York and central New England could get as much as six inches of snow as well, before changing to rain or a wintry mix, The Weather Channel noted.

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