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 new storm will spread a swath of snow and sleet spanning more than 1,500 miles from northern Texas and Oklahoma to southeastern New York state and Massachusetts, during Wednesday into Thursday.
A storm set to bring travel problems throughout a 1,500-mile stretch from the Central states into the Northeast has brought an onslaught of snow, sleet and rain Wednesday morning.
People across the Midwest and Northeast will be bundling up as the first week of March comes to a close due to a southward push of arctic air.
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South-Central to NE Iowa (1959)
Heavy snow in a 100-mile band. Snow accumulated up to 20" and drifted from 6-10 feet high. Totals: 15.5" at Dubuque; 10 inches at Des Moines.
Nebraska to the Dakotas (1966)
Snowstorm dumped 12-36" from the 2nd to the 5th. Storm killed 15 people and 100,000 cattle. Snow drifted up to 30 feet. Visibility at Bismarck, ND, was zero for 11 consecutive hours.
Brownsville, TX (1983)
A high of 100 degrees; earliest 100 degree day ever for the city.