St. Louis slipped 9.8 inches of snow at 7 am, with more than a meter of snow being measured in other parts of Missouri.
The snow will shift later on Saturday on the East Coast, with 4 to 6 inches for Washington and 2 to 2 inches three inches for Baltimore, the forecasters said.
"We have a strong blizzard that reaches 1,400 miles from Kansas to the East Coast," said CNN meteorologist Haley Brink. "In St. Louis, the blizzard has gotten worse in five years, and we will see a major mid-Atlantic snow event to begin in 2019."
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis could get up to 1 foot of snow late Saturday, the National Weather Service said. It would be the most snow a single storm has thrown on the city since 2014, when a blizzard left 10.8 inches in January. If St. Louis gets 15 inches or more of snow – there is a 10% chance – it would be the # 2 city's biggest snowstorm ever.
In Kansas City, we are up to 7.2 inches in snowfall with this storm, "said the local weather office at 7 pm ET
"Most of the snow has fallen by this time, but there will still be bumps at the beginning of the game," she said
The Missouri Department of Transportation warned residents not to travel the storm when it was not necessary, as 50 accidents were reported earlier this Friday, said Jeff Marsh's Sheriff Dave Marshak on Twitter.
Louis Lambert International Airport "a winter storm has forced dozens of cancellations on all STL airlines. Further cancellations are likely on Saturday and Sunday, "airport officials said.
University of South Carolina men's basketball game was canceled on Saturday due to weather-related travel issues that tweeted the team.
The storm Going East
Along with Washington and Baltimore, Philadelphia is expected to expect 1 to 2 inches of snow, and in New York on the northern edge of the storm there is the possibility of a slight accumulation
The Appalachian Mountains will have ice and snow in the Meteorologists say mountains are picking up from Virginia and North Carolina, with half an inch of ice and 3 to 5 inches of snow predicted.
There's little chance the Southern Appalachians will get enough freezing rain and sleet to get out of a Saturday to become an ice event.
Even heavier rain will fall on the already saturated south In the far east there was plenty of precipitation in December and January, and the additional rain could drain high rivers.
CNN meteorologist Judson Jones contributed to this report.