In central Washington, blowing snow and drifts 3 to 4 feet deep forced the closure of US 2 and Interstate 90.
The heaviest snow is expected to come Tuesday morning and afternoon, potentially making travel hard across much of northern Wisconsin, the Weather Service said. The storm displaced 160 employees who provide food, lodging and other services to park visitors.
There can be a rapid freeze-up in the lower Ohio Valley later Tuesday as temperatures plunge behind the rain, causing any lingering wet areas to turn to ice.
Several rounds of snow will blanket south central Wisconsin through this week. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday.
Snow emergencies have already been declared for some Metro cities.
About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, U.S. media report. It will not rain continuously, but there will be periods of rain with over an inch of accumulation possible.
A mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow will overspread the area by the middle of the afternoon Monday (around 3pm). A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.
The large group of people participated in a public snowball fight on Saturday at Wright Park in Tacoma, Washington.
Residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived. "The current forecast calls for a large area of 5-9" total snowfall which would be for most of the area, while far northern counties and western counties, over towards the Twin Cities may get a bit less, more likely 3-6".
More snow is on the way for much of the state.
Forecasters have warned of more to come on Sunday and Monday. Bridges in the city were closed Friday as officials planned to determine when they could be reopened, MLive.com reported. It's like, 'Use your brain!