A major and potentially record setting snowstorm is gathering strength across the Southern Plains. Winter storm warnings, Blizzard warnings and winter weather advisories have been posted from the Texas Panhandle north to the Dakotas and east to the western Great Lakes. Here is a look at Stormtrack 11 Futurecast and the prediction of as much as 12" to 24" of snow by Saturday morning across the northern Plains.
Travel will be hazardous to outright dangerous anywhere from Chicago westward into the central and northern plains. Blizzard or near blizzard conditions will cause whiteouts and render some roadways impassable.
We will be on the warm side of this storm with the dominant weather maker being rain and wind through the Christmas holiday which has put our chance at a white Christmas at nearly zero. But remember; be careful for what you wish for.