Special weather statement calls for mixed bag of weather on Wednesday

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Winter storm with 15 to 25 cm of snow and blowing snow Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. It was expected to taper off in time for the Monday morning commute in the Seattle area, but another storm bringing snow and the potential for freezing rain was on tap.

We're expecting at least an inch of snow overnight before the precipitation freezes up. The heaviest snow totals are expected along the Lake Michigan shore line and along I-94.

The service said commuters should "prepare accordingly and plan on slippery road conditions and reductions to visibility".

There is a winter storm watch for metro Detroit starting midnight Monday night through Wednesday morning.

Precipitation is expected to start in Western Massachusetts around noon on Tuesday, beginning in Boston around 3 p.m. Downed tree limbs and power outages are possible along I-94 where ice accumulated earlier in the day.

In Seattle, where such snow is a rarity, residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.

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Forecasters have warned of more to come on Sunday and Monday.

Current watches and advisories for New Jersey. Behind this system, a gusty westerly wind will kick up by Wednesday afternoon (as high as 40 mph).

As a snowstorm paralyzes much of the Pacific Northwest, officials are warning about severe surf and winds in Hawaii as a winter storm hits that state.

TUESDAY: Rain. Some sleet or freezing rain possible.

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