Record cold from Midwest to the Northeast as new storm brings severe weather South

Freeze alerts have been issued from Kansas to Massachusetts.

A late season cold blast is moving through the country this morning with record lows and snow.

Up to 8 inches of snow fell near Cleveland yesterday making roads a mess in northern Ohio.

A quick moving heavy snow squall moved through southern Wisconsin creating whiteout conditions for a short time and at least 22 vehicles were involved in a pile up that shut down Interstate 41 near Milwaukee.

In the Northeast, 4 to 6 inches of snow fell from upstate New York into northern New England creating a winter wonderland at the end of April.

On Thursday, freeze alerts have been issued from Kansas to Massachusetts and today will be the last really cold day as milder weather is expected this weekend for the eastern U.S.

Attention now turns to the South where a new storm is expected to bring a new severe weather threat from Texas to the Carolinas on Friday and into the weekend.

On Friday, severe weather with damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible for Oklahoma City, Dallas, Alexandria, Louisiana, and into Jackson, Mississippi.

On Saturday, a severe weather threat will move east into the Southeast with the biggest threat for damaging winds and hail.