1. Let It Snow

    Winter Storms Coming Across U.S.

    Elementary school students, some escorted by parents, cross a snowy street en route to school as a blizzard dropped snow over Boulder, Colo., Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains is heading east and is forecast to bring the first major winter storm of the season to the central plains and Midwest. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Brennan Linsley/AP

    The weather outside is frightful and so, too, will be your holiday travel plans. A major winter storm moving across much of the country Wednesday is threatening to throw a snowy wrench in the plans of millions of Americans prepping to head home for the holidays. Currently, there are winter-storm watches or warnings in 16 states, with Colorado, Kansas, and Iowa facing blizzard warnings. The Pacific Northwest is already digging out of a strong storm that left roads a mess. Come Thursday, heavy snow is expected in Chicago, with the worst weather expected from the Great Lakes to New England on Friday. Delays are expected…everywhere. Happy travels!

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