A winter storm is headed across the Midwest.
The storm is expected to sweep across the upper Midwest Monday and Tuesday. The system will land in the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to USA Today, snowfall accumulations are expected to fall somewhere between six and 12 inches in North Dakota and Minnesota. Chicago could see upwards of six inches by Tuesday.
The winter storm headed towards the Midwest has resulted in warnings for sections of Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Businessweek reports that 70 percent of the Chicago area will likely see half-a-foot of snow during the winter storm. The snowfall could prove problematic for those who are headed to work in the morning.
National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seely said:
“It will start overnight tonight and mostly affect both rush hours, morning and evening. A lot of the city could see eight to 10 inches.”
Although experts understand where the system is headed this evening, the question remains which areas will get hit after the winter storm makes its way across the Midwest.
Washington and Baltimore could see a significant amount of snow should the storm decide to track towards the south. Experts believe Tuesday evening’s rain could change over to snow by Wednesday morning.
WBAL-TV wrote on its official blog:
“The winds will increase, and the precipitation will become heavier. Cold air will move in from west to east, causing the rain/snow line to shift east as well. This time period brings the best chance for accumulating snow across all of the Baltimore Metro Area, as well as the northern parts of the Eastern Shore and Delaware.”
Philadelphia and New York could be affected by the storm should it track to the north. If the storm finds its way towards the East Coast, experts believe Boston and parts of New England could also see several inches of snow.
As a result of the impending storm, a number of flights have been cancelled across the region. Around 300 flights were cancelled in Chicago alone, 279 of which were at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Experts also warned that the storm may cause power outages and unsafe driving conditions in a number of locations. Since the snow is expected to be wet and heavy, drivers in the affected areas are urged to proceed with extreme caution.
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