The Northeast is bracing for more than a half a foot of snow in places, as a storm coats roads from the Ozarks to New England with dangerous ice.
The storm moving over Cincinnati on Tuesday night had already coated roads with freezing rain in northern Kentucky and southern Indiana and Ohio as it moved toward New England.
The Northeast will begin to see a winter mix of snow, rain and ice on Wednesday morning moving into the evening on Wednesday.
As the system passed over the Plains, parts of Nebraska saw three inches of snow, resulting in a tractor trailer skidding off a bridge in York County. The driver survived.
‘Accumulating freezing rain is possible for portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley and stretching into parts of the Ohio Valley, northern Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast,’ the National Weather Service said in a flash bulletin.
As the system passed over the Plains, parts of Nebraska saw three inches of snow on Tuesday, resulting in a tractor trailer skidding off a bridge in York County
The diver was pulled alive from the wreck on westbound I-80 near mile marker 361, cops said
Sleet and freezing rain are seen covering a home patio on the west side of Cincinnati on Tuesday night. Roads could be hazardous from the Ozarks to New England on Wednesday
Parts of many states from Arkansas to Maine are under winter alerts for Wednesday
Icy roads could create dangerous commutes along the Ohio River and into New England
‘Some locations are expected to receive over a quarter inch of freezing rain, particularly in portions of the Ohio Valley and Central Appalachians,’ the NWS said.
Southeastern Missouri and northern Arkansas are under ice storm warnings, with power outages and tree damage likely.
‘North of the freezing rain threat, snow is likely. Some snow will occur for the Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes regions, but the heaviest snow will be located in the interior Northeast, where 6 to 10 inches of snow is forecast through Wednesday night,’ said the NWS.
Upstate New York, along with parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and New England, could see snow accumulating to six inches over the course of Wednesday.
Freezing rain is seen accumulating in Hebron, Kentucky, not far from Cincinnati, late Tuesday
New York City could see some snow on Wednesday morning changing over to rain
New York City could see some snow on Wednesday morning changing over to rain in the afternoon, forecasters with the Weather Channel predicted.
Boston will likely see snow and mixed precipitation, changing to rain by late Wednesday.
Parts of the Philadelphia and Washington DC areas could see a winter mix in the morning, but rain will likely predominate in these areas.
The storm system is predicted to move into Canada by Wednesday evening, bringing and end to precipitation by the early hours of Thursday.
Upstate New York and parts of Pennsylvania and New England could see six inches of snow