Upper Midwest preparing for wintry blast, up to foot of snow

CHICAGO (AP) — A wintry blast of weather it taking aim at the Upper Midwest, with forecasters warning that the storm could bring up to a foot of snow to some states.

The National Weather Service has issued winter-weather warnings and advisories across parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. The snow is expected to start falling late Thursday afternoon and evening, continuing through Friday as the storm moves east.

Snow accumulation totals are expected from 1 to 3 inches in Nebraska, up to 8 inches in Iowa, and up to a foot in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

Chicago Public Schools canceled Friday classes ahead of the storm.

Snowfall is forecast to be heavy at times in some areas, with rates of an inch per hour possible.

The National Weather Service warns "travel will be difficult to impossible at times."

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Buggs Raplin

How can this be happening? We've been told by 97% of scientists that snow is a thing of the past, and the world is burning up despite this extremely cold winter. Could those 97% of scientists be wrong?

Buggs Raplin

How can this be? Snow and cold temps are a thing of the past cause the world is burning up from carbon dioxide. Just ask the experts.

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