Like the storm in Northern California this weekend, the storm in Southern California from later Tuesday to Wednesday can bring strong enough wind gusts to break tree limbs, knock over trees and lead to sporadic power outages. "Those traveling tonight and Sunday should be prepared for hard driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly".
"We're not forecasting a lot of snow for Chicago", Hurley said. That appears likely to change on Sunday into Monday as a powerful Nor'Easter moves in and should unleash some serious snowfall totals for large portions of New England.
There will be a little light snow on Monday, but Martin said it doesn't look like there were be much if any accumulation.
While not much new snow is expected to fall across the state on Saturday, the windy conditions will blow snow from earlier this week, causing whiteout conditions and making travel hard.
Road travelers were urged to be careful, as driving conditions become unsafe amid the mix of snow, rain, ice and poor visibility.
Most of northern and central Minnesota will see all snow; mixed precipitation will fall in the south, with the Twin Cities along or near the dividing line.
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The demonstrations and violence have escalated since police shot and killed one of the protesters earlier this month. About 100 officers first entered the Polytechnic campus on Thursday to collect evidence and remove risky items.
A winter storm warning for hard travel conditions in the mountains expired, but officials still urged drivers to use caution.
In the mountains, US 285 from Grant to Fairplay was shut down due to the high winds and blowing snow and the closure was expected to last all day Saturday.
Another system is forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic Sunday, moving as a nor'easter into Monday.
The snow squall warning is alerting residents that wind gusts higher than 40 miles per hour are expected to pass through the area, causing blowing snow and "extremely poor visibility" leading to unsafe and life-threatening travel, according to the Weather Service.
A phone recording for Dodge Ridge ski resort said staff will monitor the snow accumulation on the slopes this weekend.
On Saturday, some areas were still digging out or drying off from storms that hit in the lead-up to Thanksgiving.
The weather also prompted city and county officials in Los Angeles to open 24-hour shelters early for the homeless to escape the cold and rain.