Published January 31, 2014
A winter storm will spread snow and ice across the Plains and Midwest Friday night into Saturday.
Freezing rain is creating icy conditions and hazardous driving conditions from Wichita, Kan., to the southern suburbs of Kansas City, Mo. Icy conditions will move into the St. Louis, Mo., area by Saturday morning.
Snow will blanket areas from Kansas City to Chicago into Saturday with up to 8 inches expected across Chicagoland. Snow will become heavier and steadier early Saturday from Milwaukee, Wis., to Detroit, Mich.
Roads will become snow covered and treacherous into Saturday, including Interstates 29, 35, 39, 80 and 80/94. Icy conditions will make travel quite hazardous on the Kansas Turnpike, I-70, I-55, I-57, I-65 and I-74.
Snow will make its way into Canada later Saturday into Saturday night and impact Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.
Air travel delays are likely through Saturday at the airports due to deicing of airplanes and snow and ice removal operations on runways.
Areas in the interior mid-Atlantic and the Northeast will also receive a wintry mix Saturday night into Sunday, but the coastal areas of these regions will likely see only rain.
1:00 a.m. Saturday: An inch of snow has fallen in the past hour at Kansas City International Airport. A traffic cam from Missouri DOT shows roads near Downtown Kansas City are snow covered.
1:28 a.m. Saturday: The NWS, via Atchison County, Kansas dispatch, reports 2-3 inches of snow near the Atchison and Jefferson County line.