Active weather will overtake parts of the country this weekend as millions prepare to attend or host Super Bowl parties Sunday night. Friday will be a dry day across much of the country with some snow showers in the Great Lakes thanks to lake effect snow and there will be a few showers across the southeast. A big storm is wrapping up off the west coast bringing rain and snow.

The system looks to bring rain to Seattle, but icy conditions are expected in Portland an Boise. This storm will have a large impact along the west coast Friday and through parts of Saturday before it moves away.

The weather across the east will be much quieter on Saturday compared to the storm in the west. High pressure is expected to settle in across the Great Lakes ahead of a low pressure system that will begin to spread snow across the upper midwest late Saturday. This system will spread snow through parts of Wisconsin and Michigan Saturday night and then eventually to parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Generally this system will drop and inch or two for many in the midwest and parts of the northeast, but a few places could see up to three inches. This system will not have large travel impacts, but there will be some slick spots Saturday night and through early Sunday.

Those hosting Super Bowl parties or attending one should have good travel weather across much of the country other than a few snow showers in the east and more rain and snow knocking on the door along the west coast. The west coast is in for more rain and snow as next week gets underway.

Overall it will be cold across a large portion of the country this weekend as some arctic air works into the upper middwest. The south will remain fairly warm, but more than half the country will be dealing with chilly temperatures through the weekend. The arctic air doesn’t look to stick around real long as a warm up is expected for parts of the northeast the first part of next week before another powerful cold front sweeps across the country again.

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