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Arctic cold will spark localized heavy snow near the northern and eastern GreatLakes today into Monday morning.The areas of heaviest snowfall will be east of lakes Ontario and Huron where upto half a foot of snow may pile up. One stretch of interstate that is nostranger to snow, I-81 north of Syracuse, will be one of the harder-hit areasof roadway.

Lesser amounts of snow are expected in areas of Upper and lower Michigan aswell as down wind of Lake Erie in New York. These areas will generally have 1to 3 inches of snow by Monday.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Adam Douty.