Arctic Blast to Deliver Treacherous Snow and Ice, 20 Million Under Alerts


An arctic blast will deliver snow from the West to the east on Friday, with treacherous ice and significant snow, with 20 million people under winter weather alerts, as storms continue over the weekend. The 3-day forecast.

Expansive ice storms over two fronts on Friday

According to CBS and AccuWeather, a strong Arctic flow is predicted to deliver the longest stretch of cold air the US has seen this winter, beginning on Friday, spanning from the Midwest to the south-central US and into the East Coast.

Two treacherous ice storms will span the US on Friday, affecting the West, central US, South, and Southeast.

One ice storm will affect the West and upper Midwest over portions of South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado forecast freezing rain.

The larger ice storm will stretch from the Southcentral US to the southeast, spanning Texas across Louisiana, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

20 million Americans under alerts: Friday’s NWS alerts

CNN reported that more than 20 million Americans are under some type of winter weather alert or warning for Friday.

Here are the latest weather alerts across the country from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Friday:

Ice storm warning: southeast Texas; southwest and southern Louisiana; southern Mississippi; northeast South Carolina; southeastern North Carolina; northern Michigan.

Winter storm warning: southern Texas; eastern and northeastern North Carolina; Eastern Virginia; southern Maryland;

Winter weather advisory: central and eastern Montana; central Wyoming; North Dakota; Northwestern Minnesota; central and western South Dakota; central, southern and southeastern Colorado; northern and central New Mexico; southern Mississippi; southern Alabama; western Florida Panhandle; east and central South Carolina; central and eastern North Carolina; Eastern Virginia; south Maryland.

High wind warning: southern California;

Wind advisory: northern, central, and southern California; southern Nevada; northwestern Arizona northern and northeastern South Dakota; southern Minnesota.

Snowy weekend: 3-day forecast

Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Friday: In addition to the aforementioned ice storms, snowstorms will stretch from the West to the East on Friday. Heavy snow is expected along the southeast coast over North Carolina and Virginia, while snow will stretch from Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and potentially southern New Jersey.

Snowfall over Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico in the West.

In the central US and Ohio Valley, snow over portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

In the east, snow over parts of Pennsylvania and New York and potentially over the coastal areas of New England.

Saturday: For the West, spotty areas of snow over Montana and Wyoming, while a larger front over Arizona and New Mexico. A larger snowstorm will stretch from the upper Midwest to the Northeast, affecting parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Rain for most of Florida, thunderstorms to the south.

Sunday: Spotty snow over Montana and Wyoming. Snow in the Southwest over Arizona and New Mexico. A larger front spans from the upper Midwest to the Northeast, affecting parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Rain over much of Texas and thunderstorms to the east.