//Snow and strong winds expected in Midwest, Northeast

Snow and strong winds expected in Midwest, Northeast

It was lightly snowing early Tuesday in Times Square as the first of several rounds of snow hit the Northeast.

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This same storm system brought snow to the Midwest on Monday. Parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula saw more than a foot as wind gusts of up to 50 mph created huge waves along the Great Lakes.

The storm is moving fast through the Northeast, so accumulation there may be kept to a minimum, but it could be quite slick throughout the region.

Wind alerts currently are in effect in the Midwest as the Northeast braces for wind and snow.

Its finally beginning to feel like winter in the Northeast.ABC News
It’s finally beginning to feel like winter in the Northeast.
Wind alerts currently are in effect in the Midwest as the Northeast braces for colder temps and snow.ABC News
Wind alerts currently are in effect in the Midwest as the Northeast braces for colder temps and snow.

Snow showers and gusty winds are expected to continue over the next 48 hours, while the Midwest again could see gusty winds — as high as 50 mph — move in behind the storm and impact larger cities including Chicago and Indianapolis.

Gusty winds are expected this morning in the upper Midwest.ABC News
Gusty winds are expected this morning in the upper Midwest.

Wind gusts are expected throughout the upper Midwest this morning.

These wind gusts are expected to move into the Northeast on Wednesday where they could hit 40 mph. They’re expected to last into Thursday.

Significant snowfalls are expected through Wednesday evening in much of the Northeast.ABC News
Significant snowfalls are expected through Wednesday evening in much of the Northeast.

Significant snowfalls are expected through Wednesday evening in much of the Northeast.

Parts of New York state could see more snow accumulation through Thursday. Areas south of Buffalo could see a foot while parts west of Albany may see half a foot.

A series of storms is approaching the West Coast.ABC News
A series of storms is approaching the West Coast.

Another impressive-looking Pacific storm is nearing the West Coast, with rain bands heading toward Northern California and Southern Oregon and expected to hit later tonight. Conditions including gusty winds are expected to last into Wednesday. Rainfalls of 2 to 4 inches across the region are possible.

Mudslides and avalanches will continue to be potential dangers in the western U.S. over the next few days.