Moderate to heavy snow is expected with Winter Storm Jayden. Unlike this storms predecessors, Winter Storms Gia, Harper, and Indra, Jayden will bring along a massive cold front that will stretch across the affected area and make it dangerous to be outdoors for long periods of time.
From the Plains to Midwest and on to the Eastern/Northeastern Coast early on next week, accumulations of snow accompanied by strong winds are expected. This will cause not only dangerous road conditions, but also small wind-swept ground flurries. While it may not be snowing, strong low winds of up to 25mph will likely cause white-out and blizzard-like conditions. Snow is even possible in the southern parts of the country as the Storm System moves its way east.
Before Jayden, an Alberta clipper system will sweep through the northern region of the country this weekend but should not be confused with the upcoming Winter Storm. While it has not reached the US as of yet, the Alberta clipper system is bringing snow showers to parts of the Plains and Midwest areas before Winter Storm Jayden is ushered in and brings the worst.
Named Saturday morning, this storm is anticipated to be hazardous enough and far reaching enough to qualify as a Winter Storm and has already begun the process of school closings, road closures, and warnings and watches are being issued to certain areas of the Dakota’s, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois as well as Wyoming and Wisconsin.
With Jayden, greater amounts of snow are to follow into the Midwest and Great Lakes Regions and by Tuesday, the weather system will have moved further east bringing in dangerously low temperatures in its wake.
All areas subject to the accumulation of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures are being advised that they will want to stay indoors as temperatures may get below 0 Fahrenheit, not factoring wind chill.