Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

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The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches and winter storm warnings for most of the Northeast.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered roads and limited visibilities. This system is expected to produce a vast area of heavy snow, heavy rain with pockets of freezing rain to the south-central states and much of the East Coast.

The Lehigh Valley is expected to see snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches of snow, along with a light glaze of ice accumulations.

A massive winter storm has brought up to 10 inches (25 centimetres) of snow to some parts of the Midwest and is expected to hit the Northeast on Sunday.

The National Weather Service released snowfall total numbersthat showed 16 inches of snow fell at the Rochester Airport as of 7pm Sunday. "However heavy snow delayed a few hours arriving just before or after midnight".

"It's been a very challenging event", said Weather Service meteorologist Paul Fitzsimmons. The storm brought snow, ice and strong winds, followed by deep cold. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts at the National Weather Service.

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In Iowa, the Department of Transportation warned that visibility was less than a half mile in many locations due to snow and wind.

Then as we head into Dr. Martin Luther King Day, we could see flash freezing from late Sunday night into Monday morning, with possible wind chills of 15 to 20 degrees below zero. Snow become widespread by early morning and will be heavy at times.

Coastal flooding is expected during the Sunday morning high tide cycle.

LaGrange and Steuben counties in IN should expect 4 to 7 inches between 9 p.m. tonight and 5 p.m. Saturday, with locally higher amounts possible.

"Temperatures are going to drop like a rock", Gibson said.

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