How Much Snow Will We Get? Three Systems Could Drop Several Inches Between Rockies and Northeast

Brace yourself: More April snow is on the way.

Three separate weather systems are expected to hit the Midwest and the East Coast heading into the weekend.

Cold air will likely hit those regions throughout the weekend and into the following week, according to The Weather Channel. The three different weather systems will move along an active jet stream drip in the northern United States.

A pedestrian walks in the morning snow during an early spring storm in New York, on April 2. New York City and much of New England have experienced a winter season with significant snowfall and a large number of storms that disrupted life for residents throughout the region. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The first system is expected to drop snow in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region on Thursday before seeping into the interior Northeast Thursday night. According to M Live, the heaviest swath of snow could travel along I-94 through southern Michigan. The lower third of the state could see between 2 to 3 inches of snow Thursday night into Friday night.

The northern Great Lakes, as well as the interior Northeast and northern New England, will see snow or a rain-snow mix into Friday. The regions could see a few inches of snow, but snow accumulation forecasts for the Northeast will depend on the temperatures on Saturday and the amount of rain that will mix in with the snow.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning for parts of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, which span Montana and Wyoming, and Montana's Crazy Mountains, which could see between 10 to 16 inches of snow. Heavy snow, with accumulations of 10 to 12 inches and localized amounts of up to 19 inches, are expected in the Snowy and Sierra Madre mountain ranges in Wyoming, the NWS said.

A winter storm warning was also in effect for the Northern Foot Hills and the Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills in South Dakota, where 4 to 6 inches are expected, with localized amounts of up to 8 inches. Parts of Wyoming and South Dakota could get between 5 to 8 inches of snow, the weather system said.

The NWS also posted several winter weather advisories for parts of Arkansas, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Michigan. Most could see a few inches of snow, between 2 and 6 inches, while parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana could see as much as 12 inches.

The second system will affect the northern Rockies to the central Plains, Ohio Valley and the Mid-Atlantic. According to The Weather Channel, this system will send snow further south than the first weather system.

The Rockies, as well as parts of Nebraska and South Dakota, will see snow fall Thursday into the evening. Snow or a rain-snow mix will move southeastward from Nebraska and Kansas to parts of Missouri, southern Iowa, central Illinois and central Indiana.

Friday night, colder air filtering could lead to snow or a rain-snow mix from the Midwest to West Virginia, Pennsylvania and western Maryland. Washington, D.C., which has not seen an inch of snow in April in nearly 100 years, could potentially see accumulating snow on Saturday.

The two systems are expected to combine in the interior Northeast, with snow continuing from northern Ohio northeastward to northern New England. The Weather Channel noted that depending on the strength and track of an area of low pressure on the East coast, New York City and southern New England could see either snow or a rain-snow mix.

A bird sits near flowers budding on a tree during an early spring snowstorm, in New York, on April 2. New York City and part of New England could see some snow this weekend, but snow accumulations will depend on temperatures and rain. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Rockies, northern Plains and Midwest will also have to contend with the third potential weather system, which could drop several inches of snow from the northern Rockies to the northern Plains and upper Midwest Saturday through Sunday night.