(CNN) — A winter storm that blanketed the Midwest with snow and left seven lifeless hit Washington and its surrounding areas Sunday — with more than 35 million individuals underneath winter weather alerts.
Up to a foot of snowfall is possible in Washington and Virginia on Sunday and into Monday morning, the National Weather Service stated.
Baltimore can also be in the path of those heavier bands of snowfall, with four to six inches of snow predicted for Sunday. Philadelphia is predicted to get 1 to 2 inches of snow, and there’s a risk of sunshine accumulation in New York alongside the storm’s northern edge.
“We have now a robust snowstorm that’s stretching 1,400 miles from Kansas to the East Coast,” CNN meteorologist Haley Brink stated. “St. Louis is seeing its worst snowstorm in 5 years. We’re going to see a big snow event for the mid-Atlantic to start out the yr for 2019.”
Over a foot of snow has fallen throughout areas of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado since Friday. The very best snowfall totals have been in Montgomery Metropolis, Missouri, northwest of St. Louis, which was hit with 20 inches of snow.
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More than 35 million individuals are underneath winter storm warnings or advisories across the Ohio River Valley and Mid-Atlantic on Sunday.
The Nationwide Climate Service issued a winter storm warning efficient by means of 6 p.m. ET Sunday for Washington, elements of central Maryland and northern and northwest Virginia. Sleet, snow and ice are making traveling circumstances hazardous if not inconceivable.
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The Appalachians will decide up ice and snow within the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, forecasters stated. Half an inch of ice and three to five inches of snow are predicted. In anticipation of the storm, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Saturday.
There is a small probability the southern Appalachians will get sufficient freezing rain and sleet to deliver an ice occasion Saturday into Sunday.
More heavy rain also will fall on the saturated South. The Southeast has seen plentiful precipitation in December and January, and the additional rain might put a pressure on already-excessive rivers.
The storm eased up Saturday in St. Louis after dropping greater than 10 inches of snow there.
A minimum of four individuals have died and scores of motorists have been injured and stranded, the Missouri State Freeway Patrol stated.
In Kansas, three individuals died Friday in visitors accidents, authorities stated Saturday: A sixty two-yr-previous man in a car that struck a barrier wall on the Kansas Turnpike, a semi-truck driver whose car collided with another truck and a driver whose car struck an oncoming car and ran right into a ditch.
In a tweet Saturday night time, the Missouri State Highway Patrol stated it had responded to fifty seven injuries, 878 crashes,…