CHICAGO — Holiday travelers in the Midwest are bracing for snow and ice from a storm that's expected to deliver a rare white Christmas to Nashville before rolling into the Northeast.
Several inches of snow were expected across the heartland on Friday, including up to 8 inches in Iowa and 6 inches in Illinois. Winter weather advisories were posted from North Dakota into Kentucky, with forecasters warning drivers of snow-covered roads and limited visibility.
The storm was expected to crawl south into Tennessee on Saturday, then possibly move north on Sunday.
Fair weather helped make the holiday sojourn a not-so-painful experience in much of the country Thursday, when the most densely populated parts of the county got a break from the weather. Travelers said roads and airports were congested but manageable.
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