A Major blizzard is expected to hit at least nine Midwest and plain states on Tuesday and Wednesday with a potential of one to two feet of snow, National Weather Service reports.
The storm, which is expected to develop over Texas, will intensify rapidly as it moves northeast into the Ohio Valley Tuesday night and Wednesday, eventually reforming off the mid-Atlantic or New England coast late Wednesday, the service said.
Blizzard conditions are expected in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
By Thursday and Friday, conditions are mostly expected to be clear and sunny with partial cloudiness in some areas by Friday evening.
See City reports below for Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Tulsa, St. Louis
Chicago on Tuesday will see widespread blowing snow after 3pm with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible during the day. At night the snow could be heavy at times, with new snow accumulation of 10 to 16 inches possible. Winds gusts will reach as high as 55 mph in the evening. The high for the day will be near 26 degrees Fahrenheit and the low around 18 with wind chill readings as low as -2 degrees.
For Wednesday, snow showers before 6 am, then snow throughout the morning and likely in the afternoon. Winds will gust as high as 35 mph. A daytime high near 25 is expected and a low of around 2 is expected. Nightime wind chill readings may reach as low as -13 degrees.
Thursday and daytime Friday will be mostly clear with a chance of snow Friday night. Wind gusts will reach 25mph on Thursday with a high near 15 and low around 6. Friday will see a high near 19 and a low around 14.
Detroit on Tuesday will see a chance of light snow in the late afternoon of around an inch with accumulation of between 7 to 11 inches in the evening. Gusts of wind will reach up to 40 mph at night. The temperature high range reaches 25 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 15 are expected.
Wednesday will see up to to more inches of snow for a storm total of between 9 to 14 inches. Winds will blow as hard as 35 mph in gusts. The daytime high could reach 27 degrees while nighttime low could reach 6 degrees with wind chill readings of around zero.
Thursday and Friday morning will be mostly clear. Thursday will see could see a high of 21 and a low of zero. Friday will see a high of up to 22 and reach a low of 7 at night. Partly cloudy skies are expected Friday night.
Oklahoma City on Tuesday is expected to get snow throughout the day, up to 7 inches, with wind gusts as high as 45 miles per hour, with a high near 13 during the day and a low of around 3 at night. Wind chill readings could reach -14 degrees below at night. Cloudy skies on Wednesday will give way to clear skies by Friday, with winds as high as 15 mph. A Wednesday high near 12 and evening low of -11 is expected. Thursday will see a high near 22 and a low around 8. Friday will see a high near 37 with a low of around 17.
Kansas City is expected to get between 6 to 10 inches of snow during daytime on Tuesday, with between an additional 1 to 3 inches on Tuesday night. Gusts will be as high as 39 mph. There will be a low of around 3 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill readings between -8 and -18 degrees.
Wednesday will see areas of blowing snow with mostly cloudy and cold conditions. Daytime highs will reach near 10 while Wednesday night will see a low of around -5 degrees and wind chill readings of between 10 and 30 mph with winds as high as 39 mph.
Thursday, and Friday will see sunny and mostly clear condition. Thurday will see a high of 14 an low around 1 while Friday will see a high near 25 and low around 18.
Tulsa is expected to get up to 17 inches of snow on Tuesday with wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Wind chill readings will drop as low as 17 below zero Tuesday night. Partly cloudy skies are expected Wednesday through Friday with temperatures in the three day span varying. A high of 16 degrees Fahrenheit is expected on Thursday while lows near zero are expected at night.
St. Louis will see between 5 to 8 inches of snow during daytime on Tuesday, with between 3 to 5 additional inches at night. Blustery winds with gusts as high as 36 mph are expected throughout the day. A high near 28 degrees Fahrenheit and low of around 15 is expected.
Wednesday will see a chance of snow before noon then widespread blowing snow after noon. Cloudy conditions with a high of 20 are expected during the day while the low will dip to -2 degrees with wind chill values of -10. Gusts of wind as high as 36 mph are expected.
Thursday will be mostly clear with a high near 15 and a low of 3. Friday will be mostly clear early and partly cloudy at night with a high of 25 and low of 16 degrees.