CHICAGO (AP) — A wintry blast of weather it taking aim at the Upper Midwest, with forecasters warning that the storm could bring up to a foot of snow to some states.
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The National Weather Service has issued winter-weather warnings and advisories across parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. The snow is expected to continue falling through Friday as the storm moves east.
Snow accumulation totals are expected from 1 to 3 inches in Nebraska, up to 8 inches in Iowa, and up to a foot in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Snowfall is forecast to be heavy at times in some areas, with rates of an inch per hour possible.
The National Weather Service warns that “travel will be difficult to impossible at times.”
…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY…
* WHAT…SNOW, HEAVY AT TIMES OCCURRING. PLAN ON DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON FRIDAY. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 12 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 14 INCHES EXPECTED.
* WHERE…PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA AND NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST ILLINOIS.
* WHEN…UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…BE PREPARED FOR SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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