Midwest Storm Predictions Include Snow, Ice, Flooding

Winter Storm

REUTERS Jeenah Moon People walk in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan

This will change to an icy mix Friday night. Accumulations of over an inch have created slushy and risky travel conditions in Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, northern MS, and northern Louisiana, according to the Weather Channel.

Friday: Freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with snow before 3 p.m.; then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow. The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, advises motorists to make preparations if they plan to be on the road.

The Midwest will see about half a foot of snow fall while MS to Tennessee and IN could see half a foot with ice accumulation of a quarter of an inch, according to ABC News.

In Omaha, traffic moved slowly Thursday morning as the snow made roads slicker than usual.

More: Are you prepared for this weekend's winter storm?

The snow will be the heaviest this evening when snowfall rates could exceed an inch per hour. By mid afternoon, the rain in the forecast is likely to turn to freezing rain or sleet, potentially making a treacherous afternoon commute.

"Sunday morning you will have low temperatures from 0 to 10 below, and Monday morning it will be really cold too, with high temperatures only in the lower teens for Sunday and Monday", the meteorologist said.

- USD262 Valley Center (@USD262) January 11, 2018There will be NO SCHOOL for Maize USD 266 students today - Thursday, Jan. 11 - due to inclement weather, including icy roads and unsafe conditions for drivers and pedestrians.

Rather, keep it in mind and check back with us at weather.com in the coming days as the forecast details become clearer. The 00Z and 06Z Hi-Res NAM were more bullish on this. Note the dark blue 4 inch amount from downtown Louisville up through Madison, IN. Snow looks to end after midnight. Only a slight chance for the numbers to go this high. Travel advisories were issued for much of southern IN, the AP reported.

NWS Louisville on timing from rain changing to freezing rain. Accumulating snow on top of a sheet of ice will result in extremely risky if not impossible driving conditions into Saturday morning.

Latest News