Winter snowstorm forecast to move over Plains, much of eastern US

National weather forecast for January 13

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean has your FOX Weather forecast.

A major winter storm will start its trek across the Plains states, dive across the Mid-South and then swoop up into the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.  


Widespread snowfall totals of 4-8 inches will fall from the Dakotas to Iowa and Missouri.  

Eastern winter storm
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Strong winds will cause blowing snow and whiteout conditions. 

Plains winter weather alerts
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The winter weather, along with an Arctic cold front, will drop temperatures dramatically, bringing in dangerous wind chills once again. 

Northeast snow potential
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The Mid-Atlantic will face more snow, ice and cold air this weekend before the system moves offshore, becoming a nor’easter that will impact the Northeast and New England.  

Southeast ice potential
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The exact timing, track and snow totals are yet to be determined, so please stay informed of your local forecasts and make sure to have a plan and winter emergency kits in your car, home and workplace if you are in the path of this potentially dangerous storm.  

Eastern winter storm forecast 
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This winter system will affect travel and weekend plans for millions.

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