The snowstorm that will graze Chicago and eventually reach the mid-Atlantic's Interstate 95 corridor is starting this weekend on an extremely snowy note in Denver and throughout the central High Plains.
Snow totals have already topped a half of a foot across parts of northeastern Colorado and northwestern Kansas which has significantly disrupted the plans of motorists and air travelers.
The substantial snow will continue to spread eastward through this Palm Sunday weekend, crossing the mid-Mississippi Valley, the northern Ohio Valley states and the mid-Atlantic.
Cities in the path of the snowstorm include Topeka, Kan., Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., Springfield, Ill., Indianapolis, Ind., Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pa. Snow will also whiten Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City Sunday night through Monday.
More complete details on the snowstorm can be found in this news story, while live updates can be found below.
9:52 a.m. CDT: Latest snow total from Colorado: 13.0 inches at Yuma (located in far northeastern Colorado).
9:48 a.m. CDT: Flightstats.com reports that roughly 250 flights arriving or departing from Denver International Airport have been delayed.
9:00 a.m. CDT: Current conditions in Denver--the temperature is 19 degrees with a north wind gusting to 25 mph. Heavy snow is also reducing visibility to a quarter of a mile.
7:00 a.m. CDT: Latest snow total from Denver International Airport is 7.8 inches, making for the airport's snowiest day since 9.1 inches fell on Feb. 24. Snow continues to fall.