As severe weather continues into the southern Appalachians, a snowstorm is taking shape over part of the Midwest and will blast into the central Great Lakes area tonight.
Cold air rushing into the nation's heartland will combine with the storm to produce a swath of windswept snow through tonight.
Winds will become strong and gusty around the storm center. These strong winds, combined with heavy snowfall, could create blizzard conditions tonight.
The hardest hit region from this powerful storm is expected to be the northwestern part of Michigan, including Traverse City and central Ontario, including Sudbury. Over a foot (30 centimeters) of wind-whipped snow is possible.
A larger version of this map is available on the AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center.
Up to a few inches of snow will fall on the Milwaukee area with much lesser amounts farther south into Chicago. Only a few windblown flurries will dust the Detroit area.
This will be a quick-hitting, but powerful storm. By Saturday morning, snow will taper off across Michigan as the storm pulls northeastward into Quebec.
On the southern side of this storm, a large outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, has hammered the Ohio and Tennessee valleys.
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101 degrees -- earliest over 100 in city's history.
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86 degrees -- record high for city.
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Extreme Heat: Location: High Temperature(F): Canton, OH 100 Erie, PA 100 Milwaukee, WI 100 Pittsburgh, PA 98 (June record) Youngstown, PA 99 (hottest so early in season) Buffalo, NY 96 Toledo, OH 104 (June record) Detroit, MI 104 (June record tied) Chicago, IL 103 Cleveland, OH 104 (all-time record) Ft. Wayne, IN 106 (all-time record tied) South Bend, IN 104 (June record) Cincinnati, OH 102 Dayton, OH 102 (June record) Evansville, IN 101 Indianapolis, IN 102 (June record tied) Lexington, KY 101