Once again the Midwest is getting ready to feel the wrath of this winter season. After dealing with record cold a couple of weeks ago, now a major winter storm is developing. Blizzard warnings are in place for northwest Illinois and Blizzard watches are in place for northeast Illinois. The Chicago area is bracing for snow totals in excess of 20 inches! Light freezing rain was already occurring over central Illinois. The winter weather punch will be felt in a very broad stretch, starting in central Oklahoma northeast to Vermont. If you have travel plans that take you into the watch zone included in this graphic (counties in white) be ready for some big time delays. At-least 28 states have some sort of winter weather advisory in place at this hour.
Fox 6 Meteorologist