A winter storm spreading a spreading a swath of snow and ice across the central U.S. will continue to impact travel through Saturday night before reaching the Northeast on Sunday.
Freezing rain will continue to keep untreated roads and sidewalks slippery across parts of the southern Plains, including the Dallas Metroplex and Oklahoma City, through the evening. Farther north, snow will cause slippery travel across the I-70 corridor from Missouri to central Indiana.
"The snow will drop several inches along the I-70 corridor in the Midwest through Sunday, but will only graze Chicago and Detroit," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. "The heaviest snow for Boston will come Sunday night and the city's seasonal snowfall record of 107.6 inches from 1995-96 will be challenged."
"While the corridor from Charlotte, North Carolina, to New York City will be bypassed by the heaviest snow, an icy mix will instead develop and cause slippery travel," Pydynowski added.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in CST)
4:11 p.m. CST Saturday: More than 2,800 U.S. flight delays and another 1,257 have been canceled, FlightStats reports. The majority of the flight cancellations are from Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport where more than 1,000 have been reported today.
3:39 p.m. CST Saturday: Multiple crashes reported near Rolla, Missouri.
I44 EB AND WB closed at MM 184 near Rolla due to multiple crashes.— MoDOT (@MoDOT) February 28, 2015
3:27 p.m. CST Saturday:
From outside the office at 2 PM: A layer of ice from freezing drizzle on top of snow #txwx #dfwwx pic.twitter.com/XjiFwtIHlA— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) February 28, 2015
3:21 p.m. CST Saturday:
Travel conditions may be hazardous in some areas of IL tonight. Consider if your trip is necessary before traveling in a snowstorm. #ilwx— IDOT (@IDOT_Illinois) February 28, 2015
2:55 p.m. CST Saturday:
WINTER #KSWX 2:30PM UPDATE: 511 Current KS Road Conditions > Brown-slushy; Snowpacked: Blue-partly, Pink-completely pic.twitter.com/5fP8M4c20I— KCMetroKDOT (@KansasCityKDOT) February 28, 2015
2:24 p.m. CST Saturday:
Plow throwing snow reduces visibility for you & the plow driver. Good reason to stay back! #FlintHills #kswx pic.twitter.com/uGnpysW6pv— Kansas Turnpike (@KansasTurnpike) Feb. 28, 2015
2:21 p.m. CST Saturday:
Numerous accidents reported in Wichita Falls due to freezing drizzle. Please stay in and off the roads if possible. #texomawx— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) February 28, 2015
2:11 p.m. CST Saturday: Emergency management in Galena, Kansas reports 3 inches of snow.