The Upper Midwest was to receive an inch or two of snow in the morning, with the precipitation tapering off to flurries by the afternoon.
Parts of the Mid-Mississippi Valley were expecting flurries in the morning, while the Ohio Valley was forecast to get a couple inches of snow.
The clipper was to move into the Northeast toward the end of the day, where snowfall was to range from no accumulation to several inches of snow.
In addition to the snow, strong winds were anticipation from the storm across the Great Lakes and the surrounding regions. A blizzard warning had been issued for parts of Upper Michigan that was to expire on Sunday morning.
A front associated with the clipper was to bring a mix of rain and snow to the Northern Plains.
To the south, the Central and Southern Plains were to be mostly clear during the day.
The Southeast was expecting mostly to partly cloudy skies on Saturday.
The Southwest was to be dry and warm on Saturday, while rain showers were forecast for the Pacific Northwest.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a low of -20 degrees at Laramie, Wyo., to a high of 80 degrees at Anaheim, Calif.