A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect as rain showers change to snow showers tonight into Friday morning. While accumulation may be small or non-existent, (0 to 0.5 inches), where snow showers persist, it's expected to occur during the morning commute, which could slow down other drivers. Please take note. Winter Weather Advisories for the Smokies are in effect until Noon Friday for 1 to 3 inches of snow.
CHICAGO (AP) — Holiday travelers are bracing for nasty travel weather throughout much of the nation over the weekend, as a winter storm brings everything from rain to ice to snow.
The worst of the storm is expected to hit Midwest population centers on Saturday, as the storm lifts north and east.
Forecasters were predicting everything from freezing rain and snow in the north to torrential rain in the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and possibly even tornadoes in the South.
The foul weather could cause headaches for the estimated 94.5 million Americans planning to travel by road or air during this holiday season.
Weather forecasters say rain is expected to turn to snow in some parts of the upper Midwest on Sunday, with 6-8 inches of accumulation in some areas.
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