We will update this story throughout the storm as developments warrant.
A winter storm, which dumped rain, ice, snow and brought high winds into much of the upper Midwest, has been hampering holiday travel by road and by air on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Of special concern is Sunday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day ever for the U.S. airline industry, with an anticipated 3.1 million passengers, according to Airlines for America, an airline trade organization.
Delays were starting to build Saturday at major airports including Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago's O'Hare International, according to the FlightAware website.
"The potential exists for 8 to 16 inches of snow across interior portions of NY andextending eastward to southern ME, with winter storm warnings in effect".
Authorities found the bodies of two young children in central Arizona after a vehicle was swept away while attempting to cross a runoff-swollen creek.
Strong winds, heavy rain and strong thunderstorm are impacting some areas, as well, making travel extremely risky through the holiday weekend.
The storm is expected to drop between 5-12 inches of snow in western Passaic County and the lower Hudson Valley, according to an alert by the town's Office of Emergency Management.
Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour created ground blizzards and below-zero wind chill temperatures in some areas.
North-central MA could have up to 16 inches of snow and ice from Sunday through Tuesday, rendering travel "very hard to impossible", the NWS's Boston bureau said. All roads in and out of Casper were closed Saturday morning, including the entire 300 mile stretch of Interstate 25 in Wyoming.
Blizzard conditions on early Saturday were already buffeting the High Plains. In a separate incident, a 48-year-old Louisiana man died.
The millions of US travelers who battled a nightmarish mix of winter weather en route to their Thanksgiving holiday destinations can expect more of the same for the trip home as a coast-to-coast winter storm system brings snow, rain and heavy winds to major travel hubs across the country, weather experts say.
A two-part storm system is bringing a mix of snow, rain and ice just as millions return home from Thanksgiving and then head back to work.
New York City's best chances for accumulating snow will probably come Monday, when 1 to 3 inches could fall before the storm finally ends Tuesday. Another system is forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic Sunday, moving into a nor'easter by Monday. A foot of snow was forecast for parts of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Duluth was being socked in two directions on Saturday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Caleb Grunzke: A storm front was bearing down on the city from the southwest, while counterclockwise winds were pulling in lake-effect snows.