Another ugly day for the lower portions of the Midwest, the ramp-up for a rough stretch begins in the Northeast and some action for the Pac Northwest. RC
The first taste of the action that beat on the Midwest yesterday begins today. Most areas of the region will a rain/snow/sleet mix progress through the day, becoming more intense by this evening. This system could bring ice to the DC area and up to a foot of snow from upstate New York to Boston. Be prepared for sudden changes and plan ahead if traveling. Highs from the single digits in Northern New England to the mid 20's in Philadelphia and New York City.
No rest for the weary today as most of the lower Midwest endures another day sleet and freezing rain. Central Indiana, central Ohio and northern PA could see up to 6 inches of snow on top of the ice. Things will once again be chilly and everyone should prepare for dangerous road conditions, closures and the possibility of extended power outages due to ice. Please call ahead for road and resort conditions.
A quick note for the South: the area from Northwest Arkansas to West Virginia is being affected by the ice storms in the Midwest and travel through the region could come to a standstill. Weather authorities suggest that you put off non-essential travel along Interstate 40.
Most of the action today happens in the Pac Northwest and the northern Rockies. The mountain areas of Washington and Oregon could see up to a foot of powder and light snow is possible for portions of the northern Rockies. If you have plans that involve travel in the Montana mountains, high winds could cause an issue. Highs from the mid teens in the northern Rockies to the upper 50's along the California coast.