Parts of the Midwest, including Chicago and Detroit, will be faced with icy weather into Thursday morning. Downed power lines are not a concern, but extremely treacherous travel is a danger.
Wednesday started with a narrow batch of ice over the mid-Mississippi Valley.
The band moved through St. Louis early in the morning, leaving a glaze of ice on elevated surfaces in the city's southern suburb of Oakville.
The ice danger waned Wednesday afternoon as temperatures climbed above freezing. However, the risk will quickly return tonight once temperatures cool and a storm system arrives.
Not a significant amount of ice is expected. However, it only takes a thin coating of ice to make untreated roads and sidewalks extremely slippery.
Any freezing rain over the Midwest into Thursday morning could slightly glaze trees, leading to a scene similar to what AccuWeather.com Facebook fan Jeff W. captured on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in southeast Jackson County, Mich.
South Bend, which just recorded a winter snow total of over 100 inches for the first time in nearly 30 years, also lies in the icy weather zone.
Similar to Wednesday, treacherous travel for both motorists and those on foot is the main concern with the ice tonight into early Thursday.
Adverse road conditions may force officials to delay the start of school Thursday morning.
Airline passengers could also be negatively impacted Thursday morning as crews work to de-ice planes.
The storm system set to deliver the icy weather over the lower Great Lakes is preceding a more potent storm, one that will threaten the Ohio Valley with snow and flooding rain Thursday into early Friday.
A pair of tropical lows will strengthen as they approach Queensland in the coming days.
A drier and warmer stretch of weather is in store for the U.K. after a stormy February that resulted in flooding.
The main weather concern to search crews through Monday in the vicinity of where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 lost contact will be building seas.
"We exchanged notes already pledging to work together for the common good of the weather enterprise and the nation," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers said.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before a potential winter storm unfolds at midweek.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
Philadelphia, PA (1941)
8.0" of snow.
Dallas-Monroe Co. AR (1909)
Tornadoes killed 64 and injured 671.
Brinkley, AR (1909)
Tornado killed 49 and caused $600,000 worth of property damage.