Snow Squalls & Freezes: Nationwide Weather Woes

The Great Lakes region anticipates 1-2 feet of lake-effect snow, posing travel challenges.

The National Weather Service warns of "difficult to impossible" travel due to snow intensity.

Peak snowfall is expected from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning.

Northern Michigan, northwestern Pennsylvania, and northern New York are primary snowfall targets.

Lake-effect snow remains south of the Buffalo metro area.

Lake-effect snow develops when cold air passes over a mild lake, forming narrow cloud bands.

Snow squalls away from the lakes could impact highways, posing dangerous conditions.

Squalls akin to intense rain showers can reduce visibility and cause accidents.

Below-average temperatures across the nation, with highs 10-20 degrees below average.

Unusually cold weather in the West, with California facing freeze warnings.