msnbc | January 27, 2013
>>> to the weather, the midwest is facing an ice threat. winter storm is dropping snow and freezing rain expected to bring icy conditions. power outages and travel delays. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is in iowa. how bad is this going to be?
>> reporter: it's going to be problem on the highways mostly, t.j. speaking of the airports, a couple of airports impacted, at chicago o'hare they cancelled 175 smooil flights that's before the precip gets in to chicago . it will be rolling in the next few hours as freezing rain and sleet. we have warmer air coming in. in the quad cities , we expect the freezing rain we have right now to change to rain by mid to late afternoon and that's the case in chicago during the evening hours. tomorrow in the 40s. chicago will get up to near 60 by tuesday. look at the radar. there's the shield of green is rain and pink, the other color is either sleet or freezing rain . it's heading north and east . later tonight and tomorrow morning , we will have some ice in to harrisburg, maybe the suburbs of d.c. and in to the northeast. so t.j., more of a nuisance on the highways, some travel delays but not the kind of icing that will knock out power to thousands tonight, today and tomorrow. back to you.
>> mike seidel in davenport. thank