The major winter storm plows out of Kansas into Missouri tonight heading toward Chicago on Thursday. A rain and snow mix changes to rain near the lake tonight and heavier snow hits our western counties. Temperatures will warm into the upper-thirties near the lake tonight while inland areas sit around the freezing mark. At this point, it still appears there will be enough warm air wrapping in ahead of the system from Milwaukee, down through Racine and Kenosha counties, to produce mostly rain and a slushy rain/snow mix with several inches of snow accumulation as the storm winds down. It's a different story for the rest of the area as accumulation should increase substantially farther to the North and West. Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties should pick up more than a foot of snow. Everyone will notice very windy conditions by late on Thursday. Blizzard conditions with blowing and drifting snow along with significantly colder temperatures will be around through early Friday. This storm is likely to have a major impact across the region and if you have travel plans, stay tuned for updated forecasts which will become increasingly more precise with time.