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Now this Fox News weather alert the central plains and the midwest getting hit hard by a deadly storm that could bring dangerous weather to nearly half of the country.
It's already causing a travel nightmare on roads and at the airports as well so where is it headed.
Meteorologist Janice Dean is live in the Fox News extreme weather center she's keeping an eye on -- force JD John can you believe we've.
Parties received a foot of snow in parts of Kansas.
And we could get upwards of two feet.
Of snow when this is all said and done but the storm is just getting its act together -- this time yesterday -- were talking about the storm across California.
Well now it is across essentially US.
Bringing the potential for a foot or more across portions.
Of Kansas through Nebraska.
And in towards Iowa and then we're seeing that wintry mix as well as ice ice on the roadways on the trees on the power lines.
For Arkansas up towards Missouri we could see half an inch of ice which could be extraordinarily.
This is where we're seeing the potential for ice again portions of Missouri and Arkansas and then across the Ohio River valley as the system moves eastward.
So the snow totals.
From this snapped this computer model looks like.
You know twelve to eighteen inches in around the Kansas City area in the later -- six to twelve easily.
And that could include the Chicago area they haven't not seen a lot of snow.
This season if you can believe that so winter weather advisories for all the areas -- that you -- in -- those are winter storm warning is.
And then we have -- ice storm warning where we could see some significant icing.
Very dangerous people are urged to stay off the roads where we are getting ice there's Kansas City, Missouri.
That bull's -- where we could get twelve to eighteen inches of snow.
In some cases we're seeing a snowstorm that they really haven't typically seen in last couple of years so.
You know the snow plows are out and if people are shovel ready.
This warm side of the storm that's what we're gonna see the threat for hail damaging winds even tornadoes.
Through the areas that you see in yellow luckily no warnings just yet -- we'll keep you posted.
And then your travel forecast we're gonna watch that icy mix through Missouri up towards Illinois even into Indiana and Ohio into Friday's were still -- -- about the storm.
And John and -- if I could lead the moisture associated with the cold -- part of that could be.
Develop into a nor east terror.
That could get brain some heavy snow totals to New England area that saw 123.
Feet of snow -- just a couple of weeks ago self.
It's a busy winner it's a long -- so far right John gas up the snow -- that's that's my recommended I guess that's your job all right which tends to.
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