Blizzard warning remains in effect in Midwest

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As of 7:30 p.m., 740 flights had been canceled at O'Hare International Airport, while 399 others were facing delays, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.

ComEd reports 20,000 customers without power in the entire north region of IL, with the hardest-hit areas west of I-39 and in Streamwood, Palatine and Schaumburg.

The morning commute could be a white nightmare with a heavy wet snowfall, low visibility and glazed-over roads.

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has already issued a State of Disaster Emergency declaration in response to the winter storm, which has forced the closure of several roads and power outages across several counties, reports KSHB. "It makes it less likely that snow will turn to ice - as quickly - it may buy us a little time".

The weather system was forecast to move into the Great Lakes region before hitting the Northeast on Monday, according to CNN meteorologist Haley Brink. The Weather Service advised people to invite any remaining family or friends in town for the Thanksgiving holiday to stay one more night.

And if you're swept into the lake, "high waves, churning waters and hypothermia, which will set in quickly, can make it almost impossible to get out of the water alive", said Haraf.

In the Midwest, blizzard-like conditions swept down from the Great Lakes, blanketing Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin and Nebraska. All motorists should plan accordingly for conditions to deteriorate throughout the day Sunday, with heavy snow, high winds, limited visibility and much longer travel times anticipated.

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Heavy traffic is seen on an expressway near O'Hare International airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Streets were dark, and many were without power, he said.

The National Weather Service warned residents to take care as the winter storm continues to batter states throughout Monday.

As much as a foot was expected in Chicago.

A storm system passing south of MI will continue to bring moderate to heavy snow through the morning commute.

The affected areas include Cook, DuPage, Kendall, Grundy and Will counties, the National Weather Service said in a winter storm warning.

Amy Scott of Kearney, Mo., was keeping track of family who set out from the St. Joseph area to head home to Denver Sunday morning. Wind gusts at times near 35 miles per hour will be possible.

Air travelers should call their airlines before heading to the airport on Sunday for information about flight cancellations.

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