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.
Tropical Depression Nine is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm and will turn toward Florida with heavy rain, gusty winds and the risk of flooding late this week.
A potent storm system arriving from the Atlantic Ocean will deliver a soaking rain and gusty winds to all of the United Kingdom from Saturday into Saturday night.
Another strong tropical disturbance has moved off the coast of Africa and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
Two tropical systems, Madeline and Lester, could pose hazards to Hawaii into Labor Day weekend.
While warmth will dominate much of Asia this autumn, drought relief is on the way for southeastern areas, but tropical cyclones could threaten lives and property surrounding the Bay of Bengal.
New England (1954)
Hurricane Carol, first of 3 hurricanes to affect New England that year - 60 dead and $450 million damage.
Norfolk, VA (1964)
(Aug. 31 and Sept. 1) 11.40 inches of rain in 24 hours from Hurricane Cleo - all-time record.
The East (1966)
"Official" end of the East's worst drought. Some places had a 4-year deficit of nearly 4 feet.