>> The top half of the United States forecast to get slammed with heavy snow and freezing winter storms on Friday. Making travel treacherous for millions of Americans trying to head home for the holidays. A storm is expected to blast the Pacific Northwest with rain and then snow, as temperatures will likely hover around freezing on Friday night.
That same system forecast to dump heavy snow in the Rockies and High Plains late into Saturday. Snow and freezing rain is also expected to hit the Midwest and Northeast late on Friday and through Saturday. The rough weather making travel plans dicey for some of the 94 million Americans that AAA says will hit the roads this weekend.
The National Weather Service warning of dangerous travel conditions in several northern states. But the bottom half of the US isn't totally off the hook. Tornadoes, thunder storms, and hail are also in the forecast for the Southern US plains.