"Freezing rain will be the initial threat for portions of Pennsylvania and NY, as well as the Central Appalachians.Snowfall amounts in the Northeast are now forecast to be 4 to 8 inches from parts of NY, southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and MA through Sunday night, with more expected on Monday".
The Weather Service predicted that 4 to 7 inches of snow would fall on the Twin Cities between 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Blizzard conditions Saturday are buffeting the High Plains and around Duluth.
On Saturday, the storm system continues to move east, a new storm will approach the west coast, and snow will fall in parts of the Northern Plains, upper Midwest and northern Great Lakes. All of the weather models are suggesting we could see 5.5 inches of snow in New York City.
Another system is forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic Sunday, moving as a nor'easter into Monday.
In Arizona, officials continued their searching for three children missing after the vehicle they were riding in was swept away Friday in Tonto Creek. Most of the snow will come down on Sunday.
Forecasters also warned that strong rip currents will make swimming and surfing risky.
According to the state Department of Water Resources, 75% of California's annual average precipitation occurs from November through March and a small difference in the number of storms can determine a wet or dry year. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 miles per hour.
All roads in and out of Casper were closed Saturday morning, including the entire 483-kilometer of Interstate 25 in Wyoming.
High winds and ice are expected to make travel nearly impossible in some places.
Later in the evening, winds will increase quickly, plummeting wind chill temperatures and reducing visibility in blowing and falling snow.
USA 6 near Loveland Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel was also shut down, following a fuel spill.