The low-pressure system that has been affecting parts of the Plains and Midwest the last couple of days will head into the Great Lakes today into Saturday and make it into southern Quebec by Sunday. Well ahead of the low center today in the eastern third of the country, mainly in the vicinity of a front mostly rain is expected with some heavy downpours initially before a gradual change over the snow for a period of time before ending. Some in the Northeast late tonight or early Saturday may begin as a mix then become rain and change to snow late Saturday night or early Sunday. Closer to the low center precipitation mode will mainly be snow, however with temperatures hanging around the low to mid-30s some rain could mix in at times. The higher snow accumulations likely will be closer to the low center as well especially into parts of WI, northern IL and the UP of MI late tonight and early Saturday as the low strengthens slightly. Several inches of snow may become possible in southern WI and northern IL, however it will depend highly on how much rain ends up mixing in, otherwise elsewhere in areas getting snow mainly accumulations in the 1 to 3-inch range.
Elsewhere in the country, a disturbance moves through the south beginning Saturday evening producing rain showers in eastern TX and eastern OK and will move eastward through the end of the weekend affecting the lower Mississippi River Valley and southeastern part of the country. The Pacific Northwest continues to see active weather through the weekend and even beyond as waves of energy continue to move through that region.