The National Weather Service said that a major blizzard is developing late Monday over Texas that will move north east past Tulsa, St. Louis and Chicago over the next two days.
The storm has the potential to produce one to two feet of snow for a large swath of the central and northeastern states, from Oklahoma to Maine, the National Weather Service said late Monday.
Tulsa is expected to get between 1 to 4 inches of snow on Tuesday, with a total of 10 to 17 inches accumulating by Tuesday evening with gusts as high as 35 miles per hour. Lows will be in the mid 20s with wind chill readings as low as 7 below.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with highs of around 11 and 2 below at night. North winds will blow between 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs of around 19 and partly cloudy by evening with lows near zero.
Friday will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 20s and lows around 14.
Kansas City will get up to 1 inch of snow Monday night with lows around 17. Between 11 to 15 inches of snow are expected by Tuesday night with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour and wind chill readings up to 15 below zero after midnight.
Wednesday will be cloudy early becoming partly sunny and mostly clear at night. Northwest winds as high as 25 miles per hour are expected early, declining to as low as 10 mph in the evening. The temperature high will be 8 degrees with lows around 7. Wind chill readings will be between 15 below and 25 below zero after midnight.
Thursday and Friday will be Sunny or mostly sunny, with cloudiness coming late Friday. Thursday will see highs of 17 with wind chill readings as low as 25 below. Friday highs will be in the mid 20s with up to 15 below wind chill readings.
St. Louis won't be as hard hit with up to 11 inches of snow expected by Tuesday evening, although gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are expected on Tuesday. The chance of snow drops to 30 percent on Wednesday with Thursday and Friday expected to see clear skies. Temperatures will fall as low as 2 degrees below on Thursday followed by a low of 15 on Friday.
In Chicago, the service is expecting between 1 to 2 inches Monday night with very windy Northeast winds of up to 20 miles per hour.
The service expects between 11 to 16 inches to have accumulated by Tuesday Night, with a low of 15 degrees and gusts as high as 50 miles per hour in the evening and 55 mph past midnight.
Into Wednesday, very windy conditions are still expected with periods of snow in the morning giving way to a chance of light snow in the afternoon. Winds will generally be between 25 mph to 35 mph with gusts of up to 55 mph at times in the morning.
Temperatures will drop as low as 2 degrees with wind chill readings between 10 below and 20 below after midnight.
Sunny and mostly sunny conditions are expected for Thursday and Friday, with partly cloudy conditions Friday evening.