Atlantic braces for winter storm

Atlantic braces for winter storm

St. Louis had recorded 10.4 inches of snow by 1:30 p.m. ET, with higher accumulations in other parts of Missouri.

There is about a 10 percent chance that St. Louis will get 15 inches or more of snow, according to the National Weather Service high-end forecast. Snow is covering roads and making driving risky.

There are more than 40 million now under winter storm alerts, in what is the first big winter storm of the season for most areas.

Baltimore is also in the path of these heavier bands of snowfall, with 4-6 inches of snow predicted for Sunday. "St. Louis is seeing its worse snowstorm in five years".

The snow is due to taper off by 4:35 p.m. ET when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Indianapolis Colts in an National Football League playoff game, Brink said.

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By late morning Saturday, officials had reported almost 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, where most flights were canceled or delayed.

"As many of you likely plan to travel to campus during that time, we remind you that NWS says a Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible". If travel is necessary please refer to MoDot's interactive road map here: Missouri DOT Road Conditions. Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Saturday night to help the state of Virginia prepare. Illinois State Police said troopers along the Mississippi River across from St. Louis have responded to more than 100 crashes during the storm. But it cited progress Saturday morning as crews worked to clear routes and bring "water and food to stranded motorists". "The models this morning are 2 degrees colder than (Thursday), which will lead to higher amounts of snow and ice than were forecast (then)", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers says.

At St. Louis Lambert International Airport, "a winter storm has forced dozens of cancellations across all airlines at STL".

More heavy rain also will fall on the already-saturated South.

The University of Missouri men's basketball game at the University of SC was also canceled Saturday because of weather-related travel issues, according to the team's Twitter account.

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