Alberta Clipper spreads snow from upper Midwest to New England early this week

Up to a few inches of snow is expected in most areas

A fast-moving Alberta Clipper will spread snow across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes on Monday before tracking into New England by Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for parts of southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and portions of Michigan, where the snow could create some travel issues to begin the new workweek.

A quick round of light to moderate snow will sweep across the upper Midwest Monday morning, then slide across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley through the day.

The morning commute could be snowy in Chicago and Indianapolis, while the snow could impact the evening commute in Detroit and Columbus, Ohio.

Monday night, the snow will reach the interior Northeast and parts of New England.

Cities that could see snow overnight include Pittsburgh; Buffalo, New York; Burlington, Vermont; and Portland, Maine.


Snow will linger into Tuesday in portions of northern New England as lake-effect snow showers develop in the Great Lakes snowbelts.

The Alberta Clipper will exit into the Canadian Maritimes later in the day.

Up to a few inches of snow is expected from the upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley through Monday night. 

Locally higher amounts are possible downwind of the Great Lakes due to lake-effect enhancements into Tuesday.

From the interior Northeast into New England, 1 to 3 inches of snow is likely for most areas Monday night through Tuesday.

Lake-effect enhancements will also yield locally higher totals downwind of lakes Erie and Ontario in western and central New York.