Winter storm warnings stretch from Arizona to Illinois

Winter storm brings high winds, rain

Wednesday is bringing potential blizzard conditions and winter storm warnings and watches from the Southwest to Illinois.  

Residents in parts of Minnesota and the Dakotas were expecting snow and wind gusts of up to 60 mph with blizzard conditions forecast in the area. And residents of nine states from Arizona to the Midwest faced snow accumulations that could reach over a foot in some areas.  

Meanwhile, wind advisories that extended in 12 states on Tuesday mostly faded by Wednesday, though some states, including Michigan, were still expecting gusts up to 50 mph.