A far-reaching winter storm with substantial snow and ice continues to track from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic, and AccuWeather.com is rapidly updating forecasts as needed to keep you prepared.
This will remain a complex winter storm with plunging temperatures setting the stage for treacherous ice and substantial snow. In some cases, the ice and snow are following a period of rain and even violent thunderstorms.
The team of AccuWeather.com forecasters is staying ahead of the winter storm and our competitors by rapidly updating forecasts as needed.
If you live in the path of the storm, please continue to check back with AccuWeather.com for the latest information.
Fresh arctic air pouring into the Northeast this Sunday will spare places from I-80 northward in the Northeast from the worst of the snowstorm. At most, 1 to 3 inches will graze southern New England--northward to Boston.
Around 3 inches is expected in New York City with the greatest amounts across the southern suburbs.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists have determined that the heaviest snow will instead focus on the mid-Atlantic from the mountains of West Virginia to northern and central Virgina and southern New Jersey Sunday night through Monday.
Washington, D.C., Harrisonburg, Va., Philadelphia, Dover, Del., and Atlantic City, N.J., are bracing for substantial snowfall that will total 6 to 12 inches. Some places will even see amounts top a foot.
Commuters will face extremely treacherous travel, along with lengthy flight delays and cancellations on Monday. Residents will be dealing with more disruptions to daily routines and school cancellations.
The impending snowstorm will come despite a mild end to the weekend across the mid-Atlantic with rain falling. Any wet roads or sidewalks will rapidly freeze as colder air arrives and the rain transitions to the a period of ice, then the heavy snow.
The danger of hazardous travel will sink southward through Virginia and the Carolinas as Monday progresses and rain changes to ice and/or snow.
The concern for treacherous ice has also shifted southward. Nashville must now brace for the ice storm that is targeting Little Rock and Jonesboro, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., and Lexington, Ky.
As the ice storm unfolds over these communities Sunday night, more of the southern and central Plains will have to deal with snow and an icy mix.