Midwest braces for heavy snowfall, ice on roads: forecast


The storm is expected to hit Tuesday through Thursday.

The Midwest is preparing for a storm that could bring heavy snowfall and leave dangerous ice on the roads.

The storm is expected to hit Tuesday through Thursday. A winter storm watch has been issued from Colorado to Michigan, including Kansas City, Missouri, St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.

More than 1 foot of snow is possible between Chicago and Indianapolis and also near Detroit.

Six to 12 inches of snow are expected for parts of the Rockies, as well as Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle down to Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Michigan.

This storm is expected to drop freezing rain and sleet – leaving dangerous, icy roads – across much of the country, particularly in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

By Thursday morning, the wind chill – the temperature felt – is expected to drop to 14 degrees in St. Louis, 0 degrees in Chicago, minus 25 degrees in Minneapolis, minus 17 degrees in Amarillo, Texas, and minus 16 in Denver.

Meanwhile, by the end of the week, the Northeast will thaw, with temperatures reaching the mid-40s in New York and Boston.


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