What to Expect and When: Cold, Then Snow Forecast for Days Ahead

A series of systems could soon bring some of the largest snow totals we've seen this season. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect and when, according to Thursday forecasts.

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Temperatures started out in the upper-20s and low-30s across the area Thursday but those began falling throughout the day as a powerful cold front moved in.
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By 4 p.m., temperature highs were expected to dip down to the upper-teens.
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With wind chills factored in, those temperatures are expected to feel like well below-zero.
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By 7 p.m., things get even colder.
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Within 24 hours, highs are expected to be 20 degrees colder than they were Thursday morning.
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An hourly forecast for Thursday breaks down the drop in temps.
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The first system that could bring accumulating snow to the area is expected to move in Saturday afternoon.
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By Saturday evening, what started as light snow is expected to grow to moderate snow.
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The snowfall will continue through Saturday evening and could return in waves Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
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With lake effect snow showers possible Sunday, totals could reach in excess of 5 inches. Meteorologists are quick to note, however, that these totals could change as conditions develop.
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By Monday, those numbers grow from 3-10 inches.
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By Tuesday evening, anywhere from 4-10 inches is possible.
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Things look to clear up by Wednesday.
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