Winter will get an early start across the northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Northeast the next 5-7 days. I posted the HRRR model snowfall which might be a little overdone on snow amounts, but it;s a good indication of where snow will fall through Saturday evening. The snow across the higher elevations of the Northeast will come Saturday where 1-4 inches of snow will occur. I dan see 6-8 over the highest of the elevations of the Northeast.

Snow in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest will come Tonight into Saturday. I think the amounts are probably more like 1-3 inches not 10 inches shown on the map. Keep in mind, melting will occur so accumulations will be on grassing surfaces.

I am watching the storm last next weekend into the weekend for major snows in the Northeast.