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Spring Snow Heads Toward Great Lakes, Northeast After Severe Weather Hits South

by F. Brinley Bruton and Elisha Fieldstadt /

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Meteorologists warned that snow was heading toward the Great Lakes, Northeast and mid-Atlantic over the weekend after strong storms plowed through parts of the South on Friday.

Northern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and New England would likely see a mix of rain and snow by Sunday, which will change to primarily snow as the temperatures drop to 10 to 20 degrees below average. Temperatures in the 30s paired with precipitation will result in accumulations of about 1-3 inches, according to Weather.com.

The band of snow progressing through the Great Lakes would spread into western New York and northern Pennsylvania, The Weather Channel's Michael Palmer said.

"It will also be extremely windy," Palmer said.

Early Saturday, there was a tornado warning in northern Florida, although there had been no reports of twisters by 4 a.m. ET, according to Palmer.

The Spring snows will follow violent storms reported in the South on Friday. Tornadoes were reported across Georgia, and the southern parts of Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama were under flood watches, according to the National Weather Service.

"We have had damage ranging from trees and power lines down to roofs damaged from the storm," said Gregory Robinson, spokesperson for Alabama Emergency Management Agency. He said Friday there were no reports of injuries.

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