Stella brings winter back to the Northeast—Nearly 6,000 flights have already been canceled and driving conditions should deteriorate rapidly today as the biggest snowstorm of the season is forecast to bring heavy snow and howling winds to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast throughout the day. The heaviest snow is forecast from eastern Pennsylvania to New England, where 12-18 inches of heavy, wet snow is possible.The entire New York City area is under a blizzard warning. The strong winds could down trees and cause power outages. Along the coast, pounding surf could cause beach erosion and damage.
The Congressional Budget Office says that if the Republican healthcare plan is enacted, 14 million more people will be uninsured. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he expected the CBO to find that fewer people to be insured because the new plan eliminates the requirement to be insured.
Queen Elizabeth II is expected to approve the Brexit bill Today, enabling Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger the process that begins the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union. Both houses of Parliament passed the bill late yesterday. Meanwhile, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon is seeking a second referendum on independence from the U.K. after Scotland voted to remain in the EU.
The first season of NBC’s critically acclaimed drama This Is Us comes to an end Tonight (9 p.m., ET/PT) with many of the show’s characters making big decisions that are likely to affect their futures. As for the show’s future, This Is Us has been renewed for a second and third season.
If you live on the east side of Pflugerville or in Hutto, you need to boil your water before drinking it. Crews are working with Manville Water Supply Corporation to fix a ruptured pipe. They think it will take until at least midday today.