Winter storm walloping parts of Midwest on major travel day

Winter storm walloping parts of Midwest on major travel day

Winter storm walloping parts of Midwest on major travel day

In addition, portions of Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb and Kane counties will remain under a blizzard warning from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday. The snow should move out by early afternoon.

Both advisories set to expire at 1 p.m. Monday. Additionally, wind gusts are expected to hit 50 miles per hour.

Despite temperatures around 38 in La Salle-Peru, those temperatures are forecast to fall, as is heavy snow - with Mendota forecast to receive more than Peru and Peru forecast to receive more than Streator.

In eastern IL snow was forecast to fall at a rate of about 2 inches per hour.

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines canceled all their flights from Kansas City International Airport in Missouri on Sunday afternoon because of the weather, according to KCTV. They reported seeing numerous crashes on Interstate 70, including an ambulance that was tipped over on its side. If you get stranded stay with your vehicle. Drivers should note the road, direction of travel and nearest milepost or crossroad.

The City of Russell and much of Russell County were without electricity for several hours Sunday due to snow and ice sticking to power lines and the lines slapping together in the wind.

Abnormally warm today and on Thanksgiving; Heavy snow in the mountain forecast
If you are heading up toward the New Hampshire border, be aware there could be up to three - or perhaps four - inches of snow. Otherwise Wednesday will be partly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s and a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon.

Nationwide, more than 1,250 flights had been canceled for Sunday and another 4,775 delayed as of 10:20 p.m. ET, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

A fast-moving winter storm is expected to blanket much of the central Midwest with snow on the final day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend - one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Blizzard warnings were issued in areas stretching across northeast Kansas to Chicago, with snow already falling in some regions including Kansas, central Missouri, southeast Nebraska and southern Iowa, said Bob Oravec, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

Most were supposed to be routed through Chicago or Kansas City - areas forecast to be hit hard by the storm.

The Kansas City area was blanketed with snow Sunday (Nov. 25) making for slick conditions for those traveling by road.

The bulk of the snow is expected to fall Sunday evening, which could also potentially affect the Monday morning commute. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely risky.

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