Authorities in central Arizona are searching for three children missing after a vehicle was swept away while attempting to cross a runoff-swollen creek amid unsafe, wintry weather that bedeviled drivers across large swaths of the western USA over the Thanksgiving holiday.
A 48-year-old man died in a separate incident near Sedgewickville, Missouri, and a storm-related death has also been reported in South Dakota.
A two-part storm system is bringing a mix of snow, rain and ice just as millions return home from Thanksgiving and then head back to work.
As of midday on Sunday, several flights were canceled or delayed at the Greater Rochester International Airport.More news: Palestine hopes for activation of int'l law against U.S. intervention — Interview
Of special concern is Sunday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day ever for the United States airline industry, with an anticipated 3.1 million passengers, according to Airlines for America, an airline trade organization. "Everybody thinks the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest; it is not".
The NWS is predicting heavy snow, which will make travel hard in the warned areas.
In Missouri, officials say three people were killed Saturday when their vehicles were swept off flooded roads in Bollinger County.
For the latest snowfall projections, check the first two images above. The sheriff's office didn't provide the second child's age and gender.
Any areas other than far Northwest NJ will see a changeover to all rain for the remainder of Sunday. Traffic was heavy, but Interstate 5 was open in both directions as holiday travelers headed home.
High winds and ice are expected to make travel nearly impossible in some places.More news: Pete Davidson Makes Fans Sign $1 Million NDA at His Comedy Shows
A 160km section of Interstate 80 in Nebraska and Wyoming closed on Saturday morning because of high winds and blowing snow.
Duluth said its city staff would monitor Canal Park and other areas for potential flooding and close roadways if necessary.
Back-to-back snowstorms and strong winds have combined to make travel hard to impossible across much of Wyoming as wintry causes serious complications for post-Thanksgiving holiday travel while a powerful storm moves east toward the Midwest.
Wintry weather bedeviled Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States on Saturday as a powerful and risky storm moved eastward, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain.
That was added to a foot of snow that fell before Thanksgiving.
"Travel conditions will become unsafe, if not impossible", according to a city news release, with a blizzard warning throughout the weekend and wind gusts expected to be over 40 miles per hour. A wind gust of 77 miles per hour was reported in the mountains between Cheyenne and Laramie, Lyons said.More news: Dad of London Bridge victim says son was attractive spirit
Roads were closed Saturday across eastern and southern Wyoming due to whiteout conditions.