Blizzard Rages Tonight: Arkansas to Illinois
After bringing rare Christmas snow to Dallas, a snowstorm will evolve into a blizzard from Arkansas to Illinois tonight.
This Christmas Day, snow was spreading away from Colorado to northeastern Texas and northern and western Arkansas.
While a nightmare unfolded for travelers, children and those young at heart were treated to rare Christmas snow in Dallas and Oklahoma City.
Christmas will also end on a white note in Little Rock as the snow spreads across more of Arkansas through early tonight. A total of 3 to 6 inches will blanket with the city with higher amounts just to the north and west.
The snow will then continue its journey northeastward into Indiana and Ohio by daybreak Wednesday.
This is also when an all-out blizzard will unfold across northeastern Arkansas, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Among the cities facing the blizzard include Jonesboro, Ark., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mt. Vernon, Ill.
These and other neighboring communities will be faced with more than a half of a foot of falling snow with persistent strong winds severely blowing and drifting the snow around.
Travel will be extremely treacherous, if not impossible, as the snow clogs roads, such as interstates 24, 55 and 57, and the blowing snow severely lowers visibility.
Places facing the blizzard tonight will see the heaviest snow taper off Wednesday morning as the snowstorm shifts to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast.
Blustery winds, however, will keep travel poor by further blowing and drifting snow around.
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