A new swathe of energy is forecast to interact with cold air next week initially next Wednesday patchy but heavy snow will fall across the upper North West however the potential is growing for more significant snow and potential blizzard type weather late next week for parts of the Mid West and North East. There’s a lot of uncertainty as the storm is still a few days away, however this forecast outlines the most at risk places. Snow totals could be as high as 18″ in a few areas however most will see in the region of 2 to 7 inches. A very hazardous storm that could produce further ice across more coastal regions.

U.S Winter 2017 – 2018 By Location Forecast

The latest blizzard update: heavy but patchy precipitation for the upper NW (Oregon/Washington) will form as early as Wednesday and Thursday, with totals ranging from 2 to 12 inches. As the system heads east, it will gain energy and likely produce heavier, more persistent rain/snow. As the storm is still a few days out, some adjustments are possible, we have outlined the areas most at risk below.

The areas which are looking likely firstly a swathe from Nebraska, across Iowa, south Minnesota and Wisconsin next Thursday (10th) and Friday (11th) with snow totals of 3 to 12 inches. The second area is Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York State, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine into the 12th, 13th and 14th of January, strong winds will lead to blizzard weather in places with snowfall totals into the upper teens inches in some areas, however some areas may see more rain vs snow.