NWS: 4 counties under storm warning

South's slow-motion freeze leaves vexing blanket of snow

The weekend is expected to warm up, with temperatures nearing 50 degrees.

Those in New York City can expect mostly rainy conditions, while areas like Hudson Valley could see more than five inches of snow. The weather service warned of the potential of four or more inches of snow from central MA into eastern Maine.

The school systems canceling classes Tuesday include Wichita, Lawrence, El Dorado, Salina, Wamego and McPherson.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Triad and much of the Piedmont.

Travel early on Thursday to beat the storm as snow will start falling on our Sierra passes by Thursday afternoon and evening with chain controls and travel delays likely through Friday.

In Mississippi, the department of transportation reported ice on the roads in every county in the state.

In addition to the snow, more than 40 million people are under wind chill alerts from the northern Plains, such as western Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota, down to portions of Texas and Louisiana.

Freezing rain fell in the San Antonio and Austin areas of Texas.

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North Korea has made it clear that it doesn't want to discuss its nuclear program during the ongoing meetings with South Korea. Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to North Korea's proposal to hold high-level talks on Wednesday, CNN added.

Weather experts believe the temperatures could drop as low as -20 Celsius in various part of the Midwest and Eastern states of the USA, as per Metro reports.

Public safety officials directed the homeless to warming shelters and some schools that were closed Tuesday continued to be shuttered or have delayed openings a day later.

Much of Alabama is shut down because forecasters say a snow storm with bitterly cold temperatures could cause travel problems.

In Houston, the nation's fourth most populous city, most freeways were closed on Wednesday morning after icing over, the city's Office of Emergency Management said.

North Carolina, bracing for 4 to 8 inches of snow in the north central area, declared a state of emergency. Teachers and students camped out in schools.

The advisory said a fast moving cold front, named Winter Storm Inga is expected to move approach from the west today and move across the Upstate overnight.

Much of the nation is expected to see high temperatures forecast to be as much as 10 to 25 degrees above average, extending from the central/northern Plains into the western US, the National Weather Service said.

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