The same snow and ice storm that shut down travel, downed tree limbs and left some without power in the South Sunday will continue hammering areas from Georgia into the Carolinas through tonight.
Snow will pile up from Virginia through northern Georgia westward into Tennessee and Kentucky through tonight. During this time, the heaviest snow will target the southern Appalachians, northern Upstate South Carolina and the piedmont of North Carolina with totals reaching up to half a foot.
Some areas in the mountains have already picked up more than 6 inches, and the additional snowfall through Wednesday will push totals well past a foot.
Meanwhile, a messy mix of sleet and freezing rain will glaze a zone from central Alabama through much of North Carolina into tonight. A thick coating of ice in these areas could snap tree limbs and cause significant power outages.
Travel is not advised in these areas being affected by ice through tonight. Roads will be extremely slippery, and travel along portions of Interstates 26, 24, 20, 85, 81, 77 and 75 could become treacherous to nearly impossible at times.
While major roads are expected to be cleared out relatively quickly in the storm's wake, side roads could be a mess for days.
The winter storm has delayed and canceled thousands of flights throughout the region, including at airports in Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn., and Montgomery, Ala.
According to CNN.com, a spokesman for Delta Air Lines reported the company has planned for roughly 1,400 cancellations system-wide today. This accounts for approximately 25 percent of Delta's planned flights for the day.
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Officials in Atlanta, Ga., moved Monday's inauguration of Georgia's new governor indoors, rather than hold it on the state Capitol steps. The A.P. reports that the inaugural gala was canceled in an effort to keep supporters off the snow-slick roads.
Into the middle of the week, the storm in the South will join forces with another system currently sweeping across the Plains and charge into the Northeast. This means that the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to Boston could face another significant snowstorm.
Content contributed by Heather Buchman, Meteorologist
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New Jersey, NY (1895)
Cherry Hill Tornado in North Jersey caused $50,000 damage; funnel then descended at New York City in Harlem and Woodhaven, where one was killed; ended as a waterspout in Jamaica Bay; New York City damage totalled $43,000. Note: This is not the Cherry Hill in South Jersey.
Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes (1936)
Searing heat across the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes: Evansville, IN 107 degrees Alpena, MI 104 degrees Grand Rapids, MI 108 degrees St. Cloud, MN 107 degrees Wisconsin Dells, WI 114 degrees; all-time record. Green Bay, WI 104 degrees Fort Francis, ONT. 108 degrees; highest ever in Ontario Province. Mio, MI 112 degrees, all-time high in state.
The East (1975)
(13th-15th) A stationary front that extended from Maine to Florida caused 3 days of heavy rains from the Appalachians to the Atlantic Coast. River flooding in low-lying areas was reported in PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and NC. Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD each received more than 3 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. Up to 7 inches of rain fell in 24 hours on parts of Maryland's eastern shore. Northern New Jersey was hit hardest with flash flooding. A total of 6.11 inches of rain fell on Trenton, NJ in a one-hour period. NJ was declared in a state of emergency and officials stated that as much as 34 inches of rain had fallen in the northern half of the state with property damage close to $30 million. Five people drowned.