Clipper system bringing snow, ice and cold to entire eastern US

A semi jackknifed on Texas State Highway 236 on Jan. 15, 2017 due to icy conditions in Navarro County, Texas.PlayNavarro County OEM
WATCH Midwest to Northeast slammed with snow and sleet

An Alberta Clipper -- and cold front associated with it -- continues to move through the eastern U.S. from the Midwest through the South and eventually into the Northeast late Tuesday into Wednesday.

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Up to 18 inches of snow fell in parts of Wisconsin yesterday while Chicago got up to 2.3 inches, the most snow so far this season in the Windy City.

Numerous accidents were reported as the snow moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight. Snow fell in Memphis and Nashville on Tuesday morning, where accidents were likely on the slick roads.

Alerts were in place for practically the entire United States east of the Rockies.

Storm alerts are in place for most of the U.S. east of the Rockies on Tuesday.ABC News
Storm alerts are in place for most of the U.S. east of the Rockies on Tuesday.

Most of the concern Tuesday morning is in the Deep South and the Gulf Coast where numerous winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued for ice and snow.

Many cities from Texas to Alabama have closed or delayed schools today.

The storm is expected to bring snow and ice from the Midwest down through north Mississippi, Louisiana and eastern Texas.ABC News
The storm is expected to bring snow and ice from the Midwest down through north Mississippi, Louisiana and eastern Texas.

The snow and ice moves into the Southeast and panhandle of Florida on Tuesday night and will reach all the way up the coast into the Washington, D.C. and Boston area.

The Northeast will start to see snow and rain overnight into Wednesday.ABC News
The Northeast will start to see snow and rain overnight into Wednesday.

Snow will be flying Wednesday late morning from Florida to Maine. A rare winter weather advisory has even been issued for Panama City, Florida.

The snow will remain on the East Coast into Wednesday morning.ABC News
The snow will remain on the East Coast into Wednesday morning.

The heaviest snow will be found in the Northeast over the next 24 to 36 hours, where some areas could see more than a half a foot of snow.

The snowfall totals will be highest in New England, where they could approach 6 inches.ABC News
The snowfall totals will be highest in New England, where they could approach 6 inches.

Behind the storm system, cold air spills all the way to the Gulf Coast as wind chills on Wednesday morning will dip into the single-digits as far south as Amarillo, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi.

The very cold wind chills will return after the front moves through Tuesday and Wednesday morning.ABC News
The very cold wind chills will return after the front moves through Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

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