Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Storm to clobber US Midwest with snow and frigid temperatures

Storm to clobber US Midwest with snow and frigid temperatures

He said the winter weather will be the result of a typical winter storm system moving into the area.

While not the coldest day on record, the amount of snow expected to fall in the next 24 hours is a cause for concern. After a possible break in snowfall Saturday afternoon/evening, yet a third accumulating snow could occur later Saturday night into Sunday. That will change a bit tonight as heavy snow develops in our southern counties.

The winter storm blanketing Chicago has dumped almost 5 inches of snow in Chicago as of early Friday morning, but the latest forecasts are significantly better than yesterday. In Lewis & Clark County, this will be upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING at 4 pm this evening, and continue through 5 pm Friday.

A Winter Storm Warning is set to go into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday for most of the Chicago area.

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Plan on slippery road conditions including during the Thursday afternoon and Friday morning commutes.

Madison has received 19.6 inches of snow this winter, 9.3 inches below normal, and 19.9 inches for the snow season of July to June, 13.1 inches below normal. The northern edge of heavy snow through 10 a.m. could come up to the Grand Rapids, Lansing and Flint areas. Wind chill values as low as -2. Much of northern IL had seen between 8 and 12 inches of snow by Friday afternoon, CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said.

In the Calgary area, the agency is forecasting 25 to 35 centimetres of snow while some areas in the mountain parks and the Foothills could get as much as 50 cm. "So, later this evening, and through the overnight period, into the early morning hours of Thursday, we'll see the most intensity when it comes to this snow".

Southwest told USA TODAY's Today in the Sky blog that "due to the operational limitations created by the storm system", it would suspend flights at Midway airport from 8 p.m. local time on Thursday through "at least" noon local time on Friday. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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