As depicted on the map below, low pressure will move northeast out of the southern plains today spreading up to a foot and a half of heavy snow over portions of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. Snowfall of 5 to 8 inches will fall over Iowa and northern Missouri. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected from southern Missouri east-northeast up the Ohio River Valley into southern and central Illinois, Indiana, Ohio into West Virginia. Severe thunderstorms are forecast in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Here in the Chicago area the Winter Weather Advisory for 3 to as much as 7 inches of snow continues in effect for tonight into Friday.
On the Map Winter Warnings are in pink and Winter Weather Advisories in purple.