It looks like America might see more than just a big football game this Super Bowl weekend. According to forecasters, a new weather system is set to bring a "wintry mess" to much of the country during the first weekend of February.
The Weather Channel reports that an expansive swath of snow is set to spread across the Rockies, Plains, Midwest, and East. There's also a chance that snow and ice could hit parts of the South again, though that remains to be seen.
Though much of the country got a brief reprieve from the cold weather during a somewhat mild end to January, it sounds like warmer weather won't last much longer. It's all thanks to a plunge of a polar jet stream, which will deliver "multiple rounds of Arctic cold air" into the eastern two-thirds of our nation. Phew! It's a good thing most of us will be staying warm inside watching the game or hosting a Super Bowl party.
You'll probably want to exercise caution and bundle up if you do end up going outside, because the snow will begin to spread from the Rockies and Plains to the upper Midwest as early as Friday — with the potential to be heavy in certain areas. By Saturday, the snow is set to spread over much of the Great Lakes region. By Saturday night, that snow is set to hit the Northeast, but at the same time a second round of snow is expected in the Plains yet again. By Sunday, both the Northeast and the Plains could continue to see some snowfall.
Be sure to keep tuning into your local weather forecast to see what kind of impact the snow will have on your area. In the meantime, this is a great excuse to stock up on the best Super Bowl snacks now!
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