Widespread Ice Storms in the East, Severe Weather Threat in the South


More snow in the West and widespread ice storms in the East, while another December outbreak of severe weather shaping up in the South for Wednesday over ten states with possible damaging winds and tornadoes.

Widespread ice storms from the Midwest to Northeast

On Tuesday, a long stretch of mixed precipitation will span from the upper Midwest to the Northeast. According to Tuesday’s forecast by the National Weather Service, the storm system will bring potential ice storms to at least 11 states, including Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, according to Tuesday’s forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Thunderstorms over the South, turning severe on Wednesday

On Tuesday, a vast stretch of thunderstorms will span from this central US into the South and lower Ohio Valley from Texas to Ohio.

On Wednesday, severe thunderstorms affect at least ten states, including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The biggest threat will be damaging winds with gusts up to 60 mph, as well as possible tornadoes.

Driving the severe storm threat is above-average temperatures at 15-20 degrees above normal in the South, which could break some record temperatures.

The highest risk areas are eastern Louisiana, southeastern Arkansas, Mississippi, central and northern Alabama, northwestern Georgia, and south-central Tennessee with a Severe Weather Threat Level 2, according to the forecast from the Fox 5 Storm Team.

Revolving wintry storms will keep travel dangerous in the Northeast

AccuWeather reports that a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow will make driving treacherous for many areas of the Northeast throughout the week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory over North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Snow in the West, more storms moving in late

Strong winter storms pounded the West on Sunday and Monday, and there’s more on the way late this week that will bring snow from the Northeast all the way to the Southwest. Snowfall is expected Wednesday night through Thursday over Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico and into the central US over South Dakota and Nebraska AccuWeather reports.

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather alerts for Tuesday over the following areas:

Winter storm warning: north-central California; eastern Oregon; southwestern Idaho; southeastern Wyoming; western Nebraska; western Colorado; eastern Utah; northern and central New Mexico.

Winter weather advisory: Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.