The time to snuggle up under a blanket has never been greater than now. The coldest weather of the season will put the US in a December freeze through the weekend and bring snow showers to The Big Apple on Sunday.
A series of storm systems will bring heavy snowfall to much of the Intermountain West throughout this weekend. Snow will also spread onto the northern Plains with travel difficulties possible. Heavy Lake Effect snow will continue in favored locations downwind of the Great Lakes with western New York picking up storm total amounts of 2 to 3 feet.
A winter storm system will impact much of the western states through the weekend, bringing widespread precipitation from the West Coast to the Northern/Central Rockies. Most areas will have snow; however pockets of rain and freezing rain may be possible at the lower elevations where colder air has settled.
NYC has issued a Code Blue alert, which means outreach workers will be helping to get the homeless indoors and out of the freezing weather.
And remember, the same dangers we face with extremely cold weather, infants, the elderly, and our four-legged friends face also…and then some.