Winter storm warning issued for areas north of the Sault

ABC News Severe storms are possible along the Gulf Coast on Thursday morning

ABC News Severe storms are possible along the Gulf Coast on Thursday morning

The advisory includes Renville and Redwood counties.

A winter storm moving across the Midwest and the Plains Tuesday caused travel delays and hazards across multiple states, including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska.

Forecasters posted a blizzard warning for parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota as a major winter storm delivered heavy snow and gusty winds to the region. According to KOTA TV meteorologist Eric Gardner, the worst of the storm in the east will occur Wednesday night into Friday morning. Travel, the weather service advises, will be hard. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Winds are strong with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour in some areas.

To the north, an additional 6 to 12 inches of snow is possible in the Plains and northern Great Lakes.

ABC News Severe storms will move through Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama by 7 p.m. on Thursday
ABC News Severe storms will move through Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama by 7 p.m. on Thursday

Accumulation appears light across the Front Range at 1-3 inches, but prepare for a snowy morning commute. There the accumulations were far more variable, depending on the strength of the storm as it moved. As much as three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall by Thursday night with the precipitation turning back to snow overnight and into Friday, when previously mild temperatures will plummet - bottoming out at 4 degrees early Saturday.

Winter Storm watches may be issued for this event and this statement will be updated as new information becomes available.

Snow will be move into the Northeast from NY to ME from Thursday night into Friday morning.

Those in the areas where the storm was expected to hit should keep an eye on their local forecasts and follow the direction of local authorities in the event of extreme weather.

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