Ice storm for Midwest

7:55 AM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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• Midwest ice: A significant ice storm is forecast to hit parts of the central U.S. late Saturday and into Sunday, AccuWeather reports. States where freezing rain and ice are likely include Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Some of the worst icing is likely in Iowa and Illinois.

Big cities that have the potential for a period of freezing rain by Sunday include St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit and Pittsburgh, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. 

Ice accumulation from the storm could be from a quarter to half an inch. People can expect treacherous travel on roads, and airport runways could be coated in ice.

• Western storms: Unsettled weather will remain across the Southwest both Saturday and Sunday. Light rain is likely across Southern California and much of the Southwest. Some snow is also forecast at higher elevations, especially in Colorado.

In the Northwest, a cold front will bring showers and mountain snow. The heaviest snow is expected in the Cascades and northern Rockies.

Temperatures will be chilly west of the Rockies this weekend, with highs mainly in the 40s and 50s.

• Quiet East: After a snowy and icy Friday, the East Coast will dry out this weekend. There will be only some light snow showers in the Northeast Saturday. Temperatures will remain on the cold side and should be well below average from New England to the Carolinas.

(Copyright © 2013 USA TODAY)

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