Wicked Winter Storm Slams Chicago; East Coast Next

Source: John Bacon / USA Today

A furious winter storm that already dumped freezing rain and a foot of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest slammed into Chicago on Tuesday, continuing its angry march east.

The storm was forecast to blast Chicago with 7 to 10 inches of snow by Tuesday night. Cincinnati was bracing for up to six inches of a nasty mix of snow, sleet and ice, and Indianapolis was awaiting 3 to 6 inches. A bit more was expected outside the city.

Winter storm warnings were in effect for parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

As the storm heads east, “it’s not going to be a fluffy snow,” National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro said. “It will be thick, gloppy, wallpaper paste-type snow. And gusty winds will add to the stress.”

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