TODAY   |  February 03, 2014

Three huge storms to sweep through US

Several major winter storms are set to hit the U.S. by the end of the week. Two of them are already bringing dangerous snow and ice. Tens of millions are expected to be impacted, from Kentucky to New England. “This is a setup for a real week of misery,” says TODAY’s Al Roker.

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>> it was clear skies last night, game time for the super bowl . 49 degrees.

>> it was warmer in new york than it was in denver and seattle.

>> oh, man, look at metlife stadium this morning, what a difference. 34 degrees, snow is falling, and, apparently, we're going to have a lot more of that.

>> yeah. it's going to be changing very quickly here in new york city . in fact, schools canceled all around new york city , not in the city yet. we are in the weather channel calling this first storm maximus, second storm mika. let's show you what maximus caused for our friends in arkansas yesterday. 4 to 6 inches of snow causing massive traffic headaches. dozens and dozens of accidents being reported. a lot of big problems, cars off into the ditch. and this is making its way to the east. and they're going to get hit with the second storm mika. let's show you, we have two winter storms. that's our "today's" top weather story. and you can already see, it's starting to make its way into the northeast. so we are looking at a storm system that is going to really be very dynamic. there you can see the rain/ snow line . it's now making its way south of new york city . so here we go. we have winter storm warnings stretching from long island all the way back to lexington, kentucky. in the new england winter weather advisories in effect. here's what we're looking for snowfall wise. generally about 3 to 6 inches of snow, 6 to 9 inches of snow, new york city on down into washington, d.c. then our second storm system getting itself together. winter storm watches, winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings from tuesday into wednesday as we get the future cast cranked up. you can see snow in the rockies making its way across omaha into st. louis, chicago, cleveland, all the way into new york . look at these snowfall totals. we are talking about 9 to 12 inches of snow in northern missouri as we make our way to the east. central indiana, into ohio, another 9 to 12 inches of snow . and then look at when we get into the northeast. we are expecting by wednesday, new york , another 6 to 9 just to the west. this is a foot to a foot and a half in central pennsylvania. and, folks, let's look live at philadelphia. this is what's happening right now. philadelphia schools are now canceled, as well. this is going to be a set-up for a real week of misery. and -- and the models are suggesting, guys, that late this weekend into next week, we could have a blockbuster of a coastal storm where we will be talking about snow in feet.

>> al, go back to that and come back with a