650x366_01012052_hd33A storm that brought rare snow to Southern California and the Southwest at midweek will spread a swath of snow, ice, rain and travel problems from Chicago to Boston this weekend. The storm will strengthen and take a track toward the lower Great Lakes this weekend. According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, “There will be disruptive snow and ice north of the storm track.” Heavy snow, substantial ice and drenching rain will be associated with the storm, despite its fast movement. While travel problems will generally be limited to a day or so, areas that receive a heavy amount of ice or wet snow could have lengthy power outages. More