Warmth sets in across the nation as severe weather races toward region

Severe weather is expected on Wednesday, bringing an unrelenting warmup in the Northern states, as a cold front draws closer to this region.

An early “Tuesday Mornin’ Storm” has high winds and hail in the northern mid-Mississippi Valley, including MS. #SevereWeather pic.twitter.com/0u7OvI9RFb — NWS Jackson (@NWSWJackson) January 1, 2019

Severe thunderstorms bring the possibility of downpours, tornadoes, large hail and heavy snow in parts of the Mississippi River Valley. The risk of severe weather extends from the Atlanta area up through the Tennessee Valley and through the Western Great Plains into the Northern Plains.

Sunday’s ongoing weather: Snowy mix, mixing and freezing rain continues for much of the day. #TNwx pic.twitter.com/2IozVk4PTi — NWS Nashville (@NWSNashville) January 1, 2019

Severe weather hits northeastern Kansas on Monday afternoon as snow and freezing rain moves across the area, according to the National Weather Service. Combined with the wet conditions that have blanketed Kansas and Texas, and Monday’s arctic temperatures, the storm has crippled traffic, schools and infrastructure. Several highway shutdowns have been reported.

Kansas weather: Will all roads be cleared by midnight? It looks like this one will be a big challenge. Keep checking wxradar & @NWSKansasCity as flash flooding takes place on the roads across northeast KS pic.twitter.com/TrJk7yaKZG — NWS Topeka (@NWSKansasCity) January 1, 2019

“It’s a disaster out there,” Christian Browning, owner of a Powerade beverage store in Manhattan, Kansas, told The Associated Press on Monday.

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