5 things to know Tuesday: Flight cancellations soar, 8,000 since Sunday

KHOU 11's Doug Delony reports | March 14, 2017

HOUSTON -- Here are five of this morning's headlines and your weather forecast from KHOU 11 News:

Stella brings winter back to the Northeast

The weather in Houston will be nice today, but thousands of flights have already been canceled and driving conditions should deteriorate rapidly Tuesday 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, according to AccuWeather. The entire New York City area is under a blizzard warning. The strong winds could down trees and cause power outages, the National Weather Service warned. Along the coast, pounding surf could cause beach erosion and damage.

2 teens hurt as top of truck sheared off in Baytown crash

Two older teens were airlifted after a serious crash in the Baytown area late Monday. Deputies were called to Decker near Oakland after a pickup truck went under the trailer of an 18-wheeler, shearing off the top of the pickup. Read more, tap here.

Driver fatally shot outside strip club on I-45 North

Homicide investigators were along I-45 North early Tuesday after a driver was fatally shot inside his car. According to Houston Police officers at the scene, they received a 911 call at about 2:30 a.m. Officers arrived and found the victim stopped in his car in the middle of DeWalt near I-45. Read more and watch report, tap here.

Baylor fires associate director for football operations

Scandal-plagued Baylor dismissed its associate director for football operations about a month after he was hired, USA TODAY Sports confirmed late Monday night.  KWTX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Waco, Texas, reported that Butler was fired for sending inappropriate texts to a teenager. Tap here to read more.

Today is March 14th or 3.14 or 'Pi Day' -- and it's now political

More than 1,200 Silicon Valley technology workers are planning to walk off the job, transforming Pi Day, normally a special day for math geeks (3/14, or 3.14, get it?), into a protest against President Trump. Employees from Facebook, Apple and Google are among those taking part in the "Tech Stands Up To Trump" protests. Other protests are planned in Los Angeles and Austin. Aside from the protests, fans will mark Pi Day by — what else — eating pies, or by watching these aptly-themed movies.

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HOUSTON'S WEATHER: We're in for a beautiful Tuesday with sunny skies and temps near 70

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