Heavy snow and strong winds already pounded Chicago and Detroit, where public school systems opted not to open Friday, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said.
Metra announced the BNSF railway will use an alternative snow schedule on Friday.
Travel could become almost impossible at times due to the amount of snow coming down, along with the potential for icing farther west near I-15. But Racine County could see up to three inches of snow before midnight. Snow has developed along this front and will start to fall in central Iowa during the afternoon and continue tonight and through most of the day tomorrow. The express lanes will close at 9 p.m. for snow removal and will reopen in the inbound direction at 5 a.m. Saturday, when the normal schedule for the reversible lanes will resume.
As of Friday, the National Weather Service received reports of up to 11 inches of snow over a 24-hour period in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
"I had to push my flight back first, then the bus was late 'cause of the snow, which was OK because we were running late as well", she said.
As we would expect, the heavy snow area outlined above is for most of the southern third of Lower Michigan.
The National Weather Service said heavy snow is forecast to move into upstate NY and New England by early Saturday, Reuters reported. Expect high temperatures to ease into the lower 20s. Even though those locations are not within the WLFI viewing area, our northern counties (Pulaski, Fulton, Jasper and Newton) will likely be impacted. Wind chill values may drop down to -5° at times early Thursday morning.
Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester could see from 3 to 6 inches, according to AccuWeather.com, and enough snow will fall around Albany, Burlington and Montreal to create hazardous driving conditions. Snow begins between 4-7 PM from west to east.
State Department of Transportation snow and ice operations will be deployed as conditions necessitate.
"Travel will be unsafe and almost impossible", the service said, warning that ice may cause widespread power outages.
UK official warns Oxfam to hand over all info on sex case
Feb 12, 2018 - 01:57
It said one of the instances was "a case of failings in adequate safeguarding", which was reported to the Charity Commission. She added: "If the moral leadership at the top of the organisation isn't there, then we cannot have you as a partner".
Stricker, 50, continues to turn back clock at Pebble Beach
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:38
He also is virtually assured of being only the fifth player since the world ranking began in 1986 to be No. 1 for an entire year. But the boy who grew up chipping balls into his parents' washing machine proceeded to hole-out for an improbable birdie.
Luke Walton: Isaiah Thomas to come off bench for Lakers
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:35
Thomas has struggled this season after hip surgery in the summer and it's unclear how much he has left in the tank. The Lakers (23-31) are playing their best ball of the season, having won four in a row and 12 of their last 16.
Duterte to AFP: Discontinue helicopter deal with Canada
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:35
The allegations relate to extrajudicial executions committed during the president's war on drugs, which has killed thousands. The Canadian government is not OK with the helicopters being used for those "internal security operations", however.
Restaurateur that boycotted BC wines last week thanks Notley
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:33
I think if they'd had a more inclusive process, a process where there was more flexibility, things could have been different. Despite the political manoeuvring, he said the company continues to receive permits from the province.
Aussies need 138 to beat England in T20
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:31
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NASA'S New Horizons probe snaps farthest image from Earth
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:30
New Horizon's mission to Pluto may be over, but the NASA satellite has just sent back the 21st century's " Pale Blue Dot ". Kuiper Belt is a disc-shaped region beyond Neptune that extends from about 30 to 55 astronomical units from the Sun.
19 killed and 40 injured Hong Kong double-decker bus crash
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:28
Most of the dead and injured were on the upper deck of the bus, Chan Hing-yu of the fire department told reporters. Saturday's crash was the worst in Hong Kong since 2003, when 21 passengers were killed in another bus crash.
United States supports Israel; Russia for restraint
Feb 11, 2018 - 05:25
The two-man crew ejected from the plane before it crashed on the Israeli side of the border. In response, Syria shot down more than one Israeli fighter jets, according the official.
Senate leaders announce budget agreement, hike in Pentagon spending
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Eurostar to launch London - Amsterdam service on April 4
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:49
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Indianapolis Colts resume New England Patriots rivalry after Josh McDaniels snub
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:49
He was strong, stern and confident in his press conference, vowing the Colts will find the right man to lead them. His need for assistance on his road to recovery only made McDaniel's U-turn more painful for Indianapolis .
Justice Department's No. 3 official steps down
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:46
Since the release of the "Nunes Memo " last week , it has been speculated that President Donald J. Rachel has shown real leadership over many important divisions at the Department'.
Stock market jittery Friday, capping volatile week
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:43
Treasury bond prices also came under pressure in January because there was a rumor China would invest less in USA government debt. The market, now in its second-longest bull run of all time, had not seen a correction for two years, an unusually long time.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard showers praise on FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:43
Both WhoScored and Sky Sports are in agreement that Chelsea's Eden Hazard is now the most in-form player in the Premier League. Mohamed Elneny has claimed that Arsenal still have a chance of winning the Premier League title this season.