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Snow, Ice May Disrupt Travel in Midwest, Including Chicago

While heavy snow and ice are not expected to fall over much of the Midwest Sunday into Monday, some slippery roads and travel disruptions are likely.

Most of the precipitation associated with a new storm swinging up from the Southwest states will focus from the Appalachians to the Atlantic Coast.

However, a large swath of light snow, on the order of 1 to 3 inches accumulation will reach from eastern Nebraska to Wisconsin, Michigan and northern Ohio.

Around Chicago, the snow will move in Sunday afternoon and last into Sunday night.

Freezing drizzle or very light sleet and freezing rain can put a fresh thin glaze of ice down from parts of Arkansas, eastward through the Ohio Valley. The black ice can catch some motorists and pedestrians off guard.

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Cities that can have slippery travel and flight delays for a time include Kansas City, Mo.; Omaha, Neb.; Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

A swath of moderate snow will occur farther north from part of the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan to portions of Ontario and Quebec.

The storm system is large and will impact much of the eastern half of the nation with travel delays.

While not enough ice will fall to bring new travel disruptions west of the Appalachians, some areas in the Appalachians and a bit farther to the east may not be so fortunate. In parts of the mid-Atlantic and New England, a wide variety of precipitation ranging from snow, ice and rain will fall.

Over much of the South, rain is in the offing away from the Florida Peninsula, but a period of ice and wintry mix is likely to cause power disruptions centered on the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, dipping into part of northern North Carolina.