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Major winter storm impacting much of the Midwest, Northeast

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jan 17, 2020

After weeks of relatively warm conditions for much of the Midwest and Northeast, a major snow storm has the Midwest and Northeast in its sights.

Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Winter storm warnings are in effect for parts of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Other parts of the Midwest and Northeast are under winter weather advisories or winter storm watches.

One major impact the winter storm is having is on the presidential campaign. Several campaign events have been canceled ahead of the storm.

Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg have canceled events scheduled for Iowa.

The storm is expected to drop 4 to 8 inches in a large swath from Nebraska to Maine. Some areas could also see freezing rain.

Note: This article previously noted that Amy Klobuchar's event in Minneapolis had been canceled. The event will still take place Friday evening.