Mixed precipitation and more snow to the east expected starting Sunday

Street signs are covered in snow in north Flagstaff Ariz. Friday Nov. 29 2019. A powerful storm making its way east from California is threatening major disruptions during the year's busiest travel weekend as forecasters warned that intensifying

Wintry weather bedeviled Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States Saturday as a powerful and risky storm moved eastward, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain. Widespread snowfall of 10 inches or more is likely, with as much as 20 inches or more in places. Snow levels are projected to start out at around 2000' but will rise to around 3000' on Saturday evening.

The National Weather Service in Wyoming reported 4 inches of snow fell in Cheyenne from 7 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday "that has been blown all over kingdom come by our winds", said meteorologist Andrew Lyons.

The National Weather Service said the storm was expected to drop 6 to 12 inches of snow from the northern Plains states into Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

The is a Winter Storm Warning for areas to the east of Rochester, including Seneca, Yates and Schuyler counties from 7am Sunday to midnight on Monday night.

Little to no snow accumulation is expected on the Cape and Islands.

Forecasters warn that people traveling throughout the weekend should be aware of the storm's effects.

"An impactful winter storm is on tap for northern MI late tonight through Sunday", meteorologists at the NWS Gaylord office said.

However farther inland, a transition from wet snow to more powdery snow is in store in some areas and a wintry mix or ice to snow in others as a storm along the coast strengthens and begins to pull in colder air. Snow will arrive Monday, according to EPAWA.

Then for part two of the strom on Monday, any mixed precipitation will eventually end as all snow for most areas.

Storm forecast: Heavier snow bands are likely in some localized Northern areas of New Jersey due to vigorous energy in the upper atmosphere, this Virginia-based company says.

American Airlines issued waivers for passengers traveling Sunday and Monday on flights to and from New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports as well as Newark and the airline's hub in Philadelphia. Mostly rain is expected for areas closer to New York City too.

Details: WeatherWorks predicted earlier Saturday morning that North Jersey would get wintry mix around Sunday afternoon.

The Lehigh Valley can expect an onslaught of snow, sleet, and ice Sunday followed by a possible lull and more snow on Monday, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

Sunday afternoon: As temperatures approach or edge above freezing late this afternoon, sleet and freezing rain could mix in, creating a hazardous mess on the roads. The channel, however, did not specify exact snowfall totals for the region along the Northeast coast.

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