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Travel Delays Likely With New Clipper This Week

The second in a round of clipper systems is expected to bring snow to the northern tier of the country in the coming days.

A low in central Canada on Wednesday will dip down and cross over the Great Lakes on Thursday before potentially causing a snowstorm in the Northeast by the weekend.

The weak system is not expected to bring a substantial amount of snow across the Midwest, but even just a light covering could mean slippery travel.

Cities like Minneapolis, Minn.; Chicago, Ill.; and Indianapolis, Ind.; could have some travel delays on Thursday with Detroit, Mich., and Toronto, Ontario, having snow by the evening commute.

Travel delays could also result from strong winds following the snow. Some could be locally damaging, causing flight delays through Friday.

In the wake of this storm will also be more bitterly cold air.

A piece of the polar vortex will drop down into the United States, creating plummeting temperatures. Meteorologist Brian Thompson said "the cold will not be nearly as bitter as the cold wave that smashed records in places early next week."

This cold surge will instead be shorter lived and not as extreme. However, temperatures will still drop below zero across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

This wave of cold will be one of many in the coming weeks as an active pattern continues across the Great Lakes.