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First winter storm for Midwest, Plains is coming

Posted at 7:53 AM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 10:53:15-05

Parts of the Midwest and the Plains need to start looking for their snow shovels and snow boots now because they're about to get their first dose of winter weather in months.

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A developing low pressure system is forming in the Central Rocky Mountains, and it's expected to quickly move east over the next few days.

The first flakes will fly tonight across parts of South Dakota and Nebraska before moving into Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois late Friday.

Over the next two days, a number of states are expected to get at least a couple inches of snow on the ground.

For most, this is the first significant snowfall of the season, and some places aren't getting a chance to ease into winter with some light flurries.

Parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois can expect snowfall totals just shy of a foot!

This storm could also stir up some lake effect snow around the Great Lakes near the end of the weekend.

Since this is happening on the weekend right before Thanksgiving, it's sure to cause some travel issues for families making a long journey before the big meal on Thursday.

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