Winter Storm Gia forecast: Monster snowstorm to span half the US

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This is the largest single day January snow we've seen, in Indianapolis, since the snowstorm of 2014.

"In much of swath from Missouri to southern OH, this will heavy and wet and a strain to shovel", AccuWeather meteorologist Bill Deger said in a blog post.

Power outage will also be possible.

As the winter storm continues to impact the region, now most of the Commonwealth gets in on the warmer side of things.

Heaviest snowfall events in St. Louis and Columbia.

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Kansas City, Missouri, Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley public schools canceled all Saturday activities ahead of the expected winter weather. Travelling will be difficulut with slick, snow covered roads.

The storm is expected to be stronger and move more slowly than previously expected, said Ray Martin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office. It will bring heavier, wet snow potential.

Areas further to the south will get the most snow, with parts of South Jersey and northern DE seeing as much as 3-5 inches.

Late Saturday, Baltimore City issued a Code Blue alert, opening shelters. South of the Triad less than ½ inch of snow and sleet.

As of 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, almost 2,000 flights into or out of the US have seen delays and about 260 were canceled, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.

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