A wintery blast will strike a huge region of the nation for a few storms crossover the country.
The initial storm is expected to bring snow and rain to the West Friday -- all of the way in to Southern California.
A winter weather advisory was issued to the hills outside San Diego, in which some regions may wind around 8 inches of snow.
From Saturday night into Sunday, the identical storm system will go into Central U.S. with snow to the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes, in which a winter storm watch was issued today.
Later on Sunday from the South, Another storm in the Southwest could bring severe thunderstorms using damaging winds and a Couple of tornadoes into Texas and Oklahoma.
That instant storm will move east and may bring snow Monday to Tuesday from Chicago to New York City.
This weekend, even a foot of snow could fall at the Rockies and around 7 inches can fall in Minnesota and Iowa.
It's too early to say how much snow that the next storm will attract early next week, however a few areas could see over just 6 inches of snow out of Illinois to New Jersey.
Friday night, before the snowy weather, a Arctic air mass will probably settle in the Midwest and the Northeast.
Actual temperatures are below zero Friday morning in regions of the upper Midwest. This air mass will move in the Northeast Friday night.