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It's April 2 and snow is falling on the Philly region

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A man walks on Belmont Place in St. George Wednesday

Xcel Energy sent a press release Monday afternoon reminding customers that strong winds and snow can cause power outages. The storm was a very progressive system, which means it moves fast, rocketing through the city, dubbing enough snow to create for a nuisance through the morning commute. This will bring storm totals since it began Monday afternoon into the 6 to 10 inch range for much of the region, with isolated higher pockets possible in central Wisconsin.

Strong and gusty winds will develop through the day across North Iowa with gusts over 40 miles per hour possible by the afternoon. In advance of the front, we can expect occasional rain, drizzle, and areas of fog. An inch or two of snow is possible from Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning, but no major impacts are expected.

According to local meteorologists, the last time the NYC saw April snow showers was in 2006 although it was less than an inch (about 2.5 cm).

The result of this weather pattern will be occasional rounds of snow in those regions Thursday through Sunday, perhaps even into Monday, in the interior Northeast and upper Midwest. That's where the colder air will hang on longer and thus, we may see some light snow or ice accumulation through early Wednesday.

A winter storm warning is in effect from 1 a.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday in Mitchell and Floyd counties.

The week ahead sees highs forecast in the 60s, with other days in the 30s, for another stretch of fluctuating temperatures for the third week of spring.

We'll improve slightly Wednesday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 40s. Lows will be in the 10s Thursday morning with highs around 33. One model, the GFS, is forecasting a snow changing to rain scenario.

Occasional light snow tonight with slick roads developing.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

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