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(NEW YORK) — Blizzard-like conditions are expected in the Midwest on Sunday as a winter storm dumps several inches of snow across the region as it moves toward the Northeast.

As of 8 a.m. Sunday, parts of Chicago had received up to 6 inches of snow. Near Des Moines, Iowa, up to 10 inches of snow had fallen.

The storm also caused several flight cancellations across the U.S., as airlines canceled 1,048 flights scheduled for Sunday. Of those, 445 were flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

In Chicago, the snowfall will increase in its intensity during the day, with blizzard-like conditions in the afternoon. Wind gusts could reach over 40 miles-per-hour.

By Sunday evening, the snow will continue to fall from Chicago to Cleveland and begin to move into the Northeast. A wintry mix and areas of heavy rain are expected further south from Indianapolis to the northern Tennessee Valley.

Current snowfall forecasts from the ABC Weather Team call for accumulations of 8-12 inches from central Iowa through the northern Ohio Valley by Monday morning. Isolated amounts over a foot are possible, focusing on areas east of Chicago through northern Ohio.

The storm is forecast to track east Sunday night and into Monday morning, impacting a large stretch of the I-95 corridor and the northeast from New Jersey to coastal Maine.

From Philadelphia to New York City, a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain will lead to lower snow totals. However, north of New York City up to Boston, significant amounts of snow are possible.

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