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Colder, more seasonable air brings chance of snow to the Midwest and Northeast


Businesses should prepare for disruptions as colder temperatures and snow move into the Midwest and Northeast this weekend.

Key Highlights

Threats: Colder Temperatures, Snow, Rain, Rain/Snow Mix

States affected: MI, MO, IL, IN, OH, PA, NY, MA, VT, CT, ME

When: Friday, January 6 - Monday, January 9


AccuWeather's expert meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a system bringing colder, more seasonable air and chances of snow for the Midwest and Northeast this weekend.


A dip in the jet stream will bring more seasonable air, which, combined with weak storm systems, could trigger snow, a snow/rain mix, or an icy mix. As one weak storm system moves east, snow showers will move from the Great Lakes to the central Appalachians and much of New England Friday.


Another storm system will bring the chance of snow or a wintry mix from parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio early this weekend, then east into parts of the mid-Atlantic and New England later this weekend into early next week. 

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Businesses in the path of this system should prepare for the following:

  • Retail: Shovel and salt walkways, dry high-traffic areas inside near entrances, and keep all floors clear to help prevent falls and reduce liability.
  • Interruptions due to potential power outages. 
  • Ground logistics disruptions from snow-covered roads. 
  • Prioritize cold weather concerns for outdoor workers.

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