Arctic blast bears down on the Midwest

ABC News’ Ginger Zee reports on the winter weather that has already brought half a foot of snow to some areas and is headed to the Northeast.
2:20 | 11/07/19

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First we begin with that winter blast bearing down right now on the midwest heading for the northeast. Already bringing half a foot of snow to some areas and deep freeze with it and ginger starts us off with the latest. Almost cried saying those words to you. I almost cried telling you what I'm about to show you. It really was 3 to 6 inches of fast snow that came from mt. Pleasant shutting down highways back to Wisconsin and causing a series of accidents in Minnesota but it's the astounding cold that will take us 20 to 30 degrees below average and reach in some parts as far as south Texas that you'll notice behind all this. Up to half foot of snow forcing wrecks from Minnesota to Wisconsin. Interstate 94 in Milwaukee shut down for a time thanks to record daily snow of 3 inches. The truck was sitting right there and they were on the side of it trying to change a tire. The car came along, kaboom. Reporter: At least one of those crashes was fatal taking the life of a 38-year-old Milwaukee man. Semi trucks losing control. This pickup truck smashed. On my five-minute drive I saw three people in a ditch. It was crazy. Reporter: This police SUV towed away after a driver slammed into it on the slick roads. We are thankful the other car that struck the squad is okay. Metal is east ser to fix than Reporter: East of rapid city a car lost control and plowed in the back of a school bus. Thankfully no one was hurt there. Let me time this out and show you what will happen. The cold air is represented by the stream lines. We'll be in the 50s. All that morning. Watch the blue. That represents 32 degrees this. Stars at noon and to 7:00 it's taken over by 7:00 A.M. You add that wind and the windchill will feel like 18 say in Albany by tomorrow morning. I know that our friends at news 10, Jess, is all over this and will cover it but a lot of meteorologists will cover it because look how deep this goes. By early next week, Tuesday morning, polar air sinks all the way to make Dallas feel 21. George. Oh. Thank you, ginger. We'll go to Washington now and

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