A snowstorm has started to take shape over the Midwest with its sights set on the Northeast.
Snow began falling on Tuesday night from Missouri to Michigan with snow reported in downtown Kansas City within 7 hours of the city hitting 80 degrees.
This storm is expected to track north and east throughout Wednesday with snow reaching Maine and Nova Scotia by the end of the day.
Eventually, this storm will unleash a blizzard across portions of New England with gusty winds blowing snow and reducing visibilities for several hours, bringing travel to a standstill.
Not only will this storm deliver heavy snow to parts of the Northeast, but also the risk of severe thunderstorms from New Jersey to North Carolina.
Travel will be treacherous around cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., with these gusty thunderstorms forecast to move through around the same time as the evening rush hour.
For more ton the storm's path, read the full story here.
Updates: (All times are listed in Eastern Time)
7:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday: More than 34,000 are without power in northern Illinois.
7:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday:
The rain has arrived in NE Ohio!! Drivers be prepared as you head out, the change to snow is expected mid morning rush. #ohwx #ODOTwinter— ODOT Cleveland (@ODOT_Cleveland) March 12, 2014
6:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday: More than 6,000 customers in Chicago affected by outages, according to ComEd.
6:10 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Reports from the Michigan Department of Transportation report icy, slick roads, including in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
5:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday:
I-65 MM 259.0 SB at I-80/94 mile 259 Ramp closed 3 hours due to a crash— INDOT TrafficWise (@TrafficWise) March 12, 2014
5:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday: The Illinois Department of Transportation reports slick and snow-covered roads from Peoria to Chicago, including large swaths of I-55, I-57 and I-39.
5:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday: According to FlightStats, cancellations approach 600, with nearly 200 of that out of O'Hare to start the day. Delays and cancellations are expected to increase throughout the day.