A storm with snow and ice will continue to affect Raleigh, N.C., with dangerous travel and potential power outages into Thursday.
Even though the worst of the sleet and freezing rain has past, more sleet and freezing rain will be in store for Thursday before finally ending as a plain snow.
This will likely lead to more travel disruptions and power outages in addition to everything that occurred since Tuesday.
According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "If you head out during the storm, you may not get home."
A buildup of ice could make some roads impassable and cause and widespread power outages.
Officials may be forced to close roads and interstates if conditions become too dangerous. All of North and South Carolina, and Virginia were under a state of emergency.
Airline passengers should prepare for possible lengthy delays and flight cancellations.
"People may not want to park or walk under trees, as the ice may bring them down without notice," Abrams said.
Even though the storm with its snow and ice will depart later Thursday, travel may be at a standstill in much of the region. As the wind picks up during the day Thursday, combined with rising temperatures, shifting tree limbs could cause additional power outages.
Another, weaker storm will move in from the west Friday night and can bring a touch of snow and rain.
Milder air will follow this winter storm this weekend and will assist with cleanup.
No injuries were reported after US AIrways flight aborted takeoff Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport.
Millions of Irish and Irish-at-heart will gather for St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the United States.
Snow and wind causing dangerous travel and power outages has put some cities into the record books this winter.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
Knowing when precipitation will stop and start allows for effective, last-minute decision making when weather impedes daily life schedules.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into next week for the New York City area.
Spokane, WA (1985)
Set a record for the longest duration of snow cover. The old record was set during the winter of 1968-1969. For the first time in 107 days (starting November 28), less than one inch of snow is left.
New England (1984)
Major snowstorm. A total of 37" near Rutland, VT; almost 2 feet at Portland, ME. 7" of sleet and snow at Hartford, CT. The storm killed 11 in the Midwest and East. Wind gusts to 101 mph at Somesville, ME.
South Carolina (1991)
Early morning severe thunderstorm produced hail to 2.5" in diameter. Hardest hit was Lexington County. The hail destroyed a brand new pickup truck in Gaston.