The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Blizzard batters Midwest while storms rip through South

Start your day with the latest weather news – A powerful storm is bringing dangerous weather to much of the U.S. in the form of heavy snow, severe storms and flooding rain.

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Midwest smacked by another winter storm

Heavy snow and gusty winds are creating a blizzard in parts of the Midwest. Iowa appears to be in the crosshairs of the storm as a Blizzard Warning covers much of the state. However, snow is expected Friday from Kansas to Michigan.

Winter weather alerts cover much of the Plains and Midwest.
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South dealt another blow from severe weather

The warm side of the storm that created the blizzard in the Midwest brought severe thunderstorms to parts of the South overnight. Those storms are expected to march east during the day, expanding the threat of severe weather as it does. Some of these same areas were hit by deadly tornadoes earlier this week.

The severe weather outlook for the Southeast.
(FOX Weather)


Arctic blast begins invasion of US

The coldest air so far this winter has begun moving into the U.S., with below-zero temperatures already being reported. The arctic front will move south through the weekend, eventually bringing freezing weather to the northern Gulf Coast by early next week. Wind chill alerts have been issued as far south as Texas, and that area will likely expand.

Wind chill alerts have been issued for much of the central U.S.
(FOX Weather)


Watch this

Video shows the EF-2 tornado that ripped through the town of Bamberg in South Carolina on Tuesday.

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