More Snow to Close Out March in Midwest, Northeast

Winter will continue to hold its ground by allowing some snow to fall across parts of the Midwest and Northeast as March comes to a close.

Saturday's snow will not be the last of the season in the Northeast as a pair of storm systems will sweep in from the Midwest in the final days of March.

Each system will not go down in history books as a major winter storm, but will still create issues for travelers and wintry scenes in some communities.

The first system will track through the Midwest on Sunday, then the Northeast on Monday with gusty winds and rain and snow showers.

Wind gusts on Sunday in the Midwest will howl between 40 and 50 mph, threatening to trigger flight delays and sporadic power outages in Minneapolis and Chicago.

Snow will stay absent from Minneapolis and Chicago, but will fly across the northern and eastern Great Lakes and eastward to the northern Appalachians. Nothing more than a passing shower will dot the Northeast's I-95 corridor from Portland, Maine, southward.

The greatest opportunity for the snow to accumulate a couple of inches, mainly on grassy surfaces, will be from around Lake Superior to the St. Lawrence Valley. This includes Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Quebec City, Canada.

Elsewhere, enough snow could fall to coat the ground in some of the heavier snow showers.

On the heels of this system will be another set to spread a quick-hitting band of snow from the Upper Midwest to southern parts of the Northeast Monday through Tuesday night.

The storm will ride the boundary between stubborn cool air to the north and spring warmth set to pour across the Lower Midwest states and southern mid-Atlantic.

The potential exists for this snow band to sweep from northern Minnesota to northern Michigan to southern New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Depending on its exact track, the snow may even spread over southern New England Tuesday night.

This will be a narrow band of snow, producing up to a few inches along its path and creating hazards for some travelers.

Due to the stronger late-March sun, any snow that falls from each storm system will struggle to stick to roads during the midday and afternoon hours.

However, snow that falls heavily can overcome the March sun and create slushy and slippery spots. Similar issues for travelers may arise where the snow falls at night or first thing in the morning.

A brief surge of warmth will follow the snow around Thursday before yet another shot of cool air closes out the week.