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The winter storms and bomb cyclones are here. What should you to expect today?

Utah is going to get a lot of snow through the weekend

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Downtown Salt Lake City is seen during a winter storm on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Downtown Salt Lake City is seen during a winter storm on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Wintry storms are wreaking havoc across the country, causing widespread travel delays, worry and wicked road conditions for millions of Americans.

Some spots across the United States with see up to 30 inches of snow from Tuesday through Thanksgiving. Hundreds of flights will be canceled and plenty of unsafe road conditions will cause drivers to delay their travel plans, too.

“The foul weather scrambled plans during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, when more than 55 million people were expected to hit the roads or take to the skies,” The New York Times reported.

Northwest: And, to make matters more interesting, a “bomb cycle” intends to hit the Northwest, bringing hurricane-like winds and rain conditions, according to The New York Times.

East Coast: The East Coast will see heavy rain in New England and heavy winds, which could disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, according to NBC News.

Midwest: Midwestern states — like Minnesota — could see heavy snow and a really bad storm, according to NBC News.

  • “It’s going to be bad,” Todd Krause, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minnesota, told NBC News. ”The snow is going to come down hard. It’s going to come down fast,. Visibility is going to be very, very poor during the height of the snowstorm.”

Utah: There’s currently a winter storm warning for the Beehive State, which will impact much of the northern areas.

  • Utah will see 6 to 12 inches of snow by the end of day Saturday. Benches and mountains could see 18 to 36 inches in total, according to KSL Weather.
  • “Snow is expected to come in waves for the next three days,” according to KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman.
  • On Saturday, Ogden Valley will see between 4 and 8 inches of snow. The mountains will see 6 to 12 inches.