Just received this press release:
Blustery Cold Ahead of Clipper
State College, Pa. -- February 27, 2008 -- AccuWeather.com reports an Alberta Clipper diving out of western Canada tonight will spread moderate snow across the northern Plains and the Midwest before reaching the East late on Friday.
Cold air and gusty winds will spread across the Plains and Midwest today before the clipper dives out of western Canada tonight. The AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center reports that the winds today will spark an outbreak of lake effect snow to the lee of the Great Lakes.
Some areas on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and to the lee of Lake Michigan could receive up to 6 inches of snow today. Consult the Severe Weather Center for storm-related watches and warnings in effect today.
The clipper is expected to spread moderate amounts of snow from the western Plains to the lower Great Lakes. With little moisture available to the system, most areas will receive 1 to 3 inches as the Clipper reaches the Great Lakes by late Thursday and early Friday.