From another load of heavy snow destined for the Upper Peninsula and the northern tier of the Lower Peninsula, to motorists' dreaded "wintry mix" further south, there's a lot to unpack in this coming storm, according to the National Weather Service.
"Travel conditions will become unsafe, if not impossible", according to a city news release, with a blizzard warning throughout the weekend and wind gusts expected to be over 40 miles per hour.
The twin cities are expected to see a mix of snow, sleet and rain at various times.
While measurable snow is possible from Philadelphia to NY, it is still too early to say with certainty how much, if any could fall.
The snowfall was expected to end by Sunday in the Twin Cities and Duluth.
The New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Sunday.
For this weekend, the potential problems remain in the west and move eastward according to The Weather Channel. Around 10:30 a.m. PST, a weather spotter reported 6 inches of snow to the NWS along with several large tree limbs down in Leona Valley, an area west of Palmdale.
After a storm of heavy, wet snow on Thanksgiving night knocked out power, the town declared a state of emergency and set up a shelter. But up north, areas from Wisconsin Rapids up to Superior will see periods of heavy snow and gusty winds well into Saturday night, November 31 and Sunday morning, December 1.
High winds and ice were making travel nearly impossible in some other places.
"High winds are expected, and Blizzard Warnings are in effect for parts of the Northern/Central Plains".
In the mountains, USA 285 from Grant to Fairplay was shut down due to the high winds and blowing snow and the closure was expected to last all day Saturday.
The National Weather Service announced on Friday evening that two tornados had hit parts of the Phoenix area early Friday.