A snowstorm was expected to complicate travel in parts of North Dakota and northern Minnesota on Wednesday night, with accumulations getting as high as 10 inches by Thursday in northeastern Minnesota's Lake Superior region, the National Weather Service said.
A large stretch of the northern United States was under winter weather advisories, stretching from eastern Montana to northern Michigan. Dangerous wind chills and blowing snow were the concern in Montana and southern North Dakota, while mixed and freezing precipitation were possible in parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, northern Iowa, and northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan Wednesday night into Thursday, the weather service said.
Mixtures of snow, sleet and freezing rain were possible in parts of Pennsylvania and southern New York late Wednesday and early Thursday, while western Maryland and eastern portions of West Virginia were being warned of freezing rain and sleet.
A storm system was moving across Missouri Wednesday evening, with tornado watches issued in southeastern counties Wednesday night.
Utah on Wednesday afternoon was digging its way out of a Tuesday-night snowstorm. The storm blew from the north to the south, and some areas got up to 6 inches of snow with windy conditions, according to CNN affiliate KSL. The Utah Highway Patrol said it responded to seven injury accidents.
In Seattle, Washington, the temperature dropped to 14 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport, breaking the record set in 1985 when the mercury hit 16 degrees, KOMO reports.
Everyone should be jealous of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, which are predicted to have perfect Turkey Day weather. Go ahead and fall asleep on your porch in those Southern states. It's unlikely you'll get rained on.