Snow to create swath of slippery travel across north-central US into this weekend

While nothing like the storm that recently clobbered the northeastern United States is in store for much of the Midwest, a narrow batch of snow will streak from the northern Plains to the Great Lakes region with slippery travel into this weekend.

The snow is being triggered by a new push of cold air from Canada. A weak storm is riding along the leading edge of the cold air.

The swath of snow is forecast to extend from the eastern part of the Dakotas to portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

Static NC Friday

The heaviest snow, on the order of 3-6 inches with locally higher amounts, will focus from parts of the Dakotas to southwestern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa.

Farther east, a general coating to an inch or two of snow may not seem like much. However, a few locations may pick up 3 or 4 inches.

Static Snowfall North Central Into Saturday Morning

Even a coating of snow is enough, given temperatures near the freezing mark, to create slippery conditions at a time when some people have already begun their Thanksgiving travel journey.

For the details on the timing and amount of snow expected for your area, download the free AccuWeather app.

This is enough snow to trigger deicing operations that may push airlines behind schedule a bit. Airline passengers should expect minor delays.

Keep in mind, because of the big storm in the Northeast spanning Thursday to Friday, many aircraft and crews have been displaced and the ripple effect from this may linger into the weekend.

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Snow falls as a women walks accross the plaza at the U.S.Capitol, on November 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. A winter storm advisory has been issued for the D.C. with moderate to heavy snow and sleet that could accumulate 1 to 2 inches. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Snow falls on the plaza at the U.S.Capitol, on November 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. A winter storm advisory has been issued for the D.C. with moderate to heavy snow and sleet that could accumulate 1 to 2 inches. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: A women walks across the Capitol plaza as snow falls, on November 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. A winter storm advisory has been issued for the D.C. with moderate to heavy snow and sleet that could accumulate 1 to 2 inches. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: A U.S. Capitol Police Officer patrols the Capitol plaza as snow falls on November 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. A winter storm advisory has been issued for the D.C. with moderate to heavy snow and sleet that could accumulate 1 to 2 inches. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A tour bus is towed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, after it overturned on an icy highway in northern Mississippi. DeSoto County sheriff's deputy Alex Coker said the tour bus carrying about 50 people overturned just after midday Wednesday south of Memphis, Tennessee. The crash came as a winter storm has been raking parts of the South. The county coroner, Josh Pounders, says two people are confirmed dead in the crash where Interstate 269 meets with Interstate 22. He says that the injured have been taken to area hospitals, some in critical condition. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
Richard Reichel shovels snow in front of his home on West Sixth Street in Erie, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. A lake effect storm dumped 6.6 inches of snow on the city of Erie with additional accumulation expected throughout the day. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley takes careful steps while returning to the West Wing as snow and sleet from Winter Storm Avery covers the ground at the White House November 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. After moving through the Midwest, the storm is dropping a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, forcing schools to close or delay opening in the Washington, DC, area. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A person walks across Independence Mall during a snow storm in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A flamingo lawn ornament is covered with slushy snow after an overnight storm in East Derry, N.H., Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Southern New Hampshire received about five inches of snow before turning to rain later in the day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Richard Burst clears snow from his driveway Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in St. Louis. "All I really need to accomplish are two lanes for my car," he said. Much of the region had at least 4 inches of snow and forecasters expect about 1 inch or 2 inches more will fall by the time it tapers off around noon Thursday. (Robert Cohen /St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
A pedestrian makes her way through wintry weather in Mt. Holly, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. A mix of rain, sleet and snow started falling late Thursday morning in southern areas and was expected to soon move across the state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Snow falls on trailers during a storm, Thursday night, Nov. 15, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass. Trailers have been set up to shelter people displaced from their homes due to gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley two months ago. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
People walk on Independence Mall during a snow storm in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A person walks in view of Independence Hall as snow falls in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A delivery man makes his way through wintry weather in Mt. Holly, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. New Jerseyans are dealing with their first taste of wintry weather this season. A mix of rain, sleet and snow started falling late Thursday morning in southern areas and was expected to soon move across the state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A young buck forages for food during a snow storm, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Marple Township, Pa. Pennsylvanians are dealing with their first taste of wintry weather this season. A mix of rain, sleet and snow had started falling across some areas of the state by late Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Visitors stand in a wet snowfall at the 9/11 Memorial, Thursday Nov. 15, 2018, in New York. One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Traffic was backed up due to the snow on Rt. 61 in Pottsville, Pa., on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2018. The wintry weather was barreling eastward Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through Washington, D.C., New York and New England. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)
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Be sure to check with your airline, before heading to the airport for possible changes to your flight.

The timing for the snow is the first part of Friday night around Minneapolis.

On Saturday, the snow will affect the Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo, New York, areas.

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A little snow may reach Indianapolis and Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, late Saturday night to Sunday morning.

On Sunday, some rain and snow may linger around Indianapolis and spread to Cleveland and Pittsburgh for a time. While a few wet snowflakes or a dash of sleet may fall on Cincinnati, mostly rain showers are forecast for the Queen City.

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