The National Weather Service said today that Ice storm warning remains in effect from noon today till 5 pm EST Wednesday.
An arctic cold front will move through the area with a wave of low pressure developing on the front off the southeast coast by late today. The low will then lift quickly northeast over the Atlantic into Wednesday. Precipitation is expected to develop today becoming heavy at times late today and tonight before slowly tapering off from west to east Wednesday. With cold air in place the storm will produce significant accumulation of freezing rain...snow and sleet.
Temperatures are expected to fall this morning into the lower 30s with lows tonight in the mid 20s.
Significant ice accumulation will create dangerous driving conditions for motorists, including first responders. Damage to trees, power lines and even structures is possible. Widespread power outages could produce life threatening situations.
One-quarter to one-half of an inch with locally higher amounts near three-quarters of an inch possible. Greatest accumulations will occur on bridges, overpasses, trees and power lines.
Evening precipitation today is expected to transition to freezing rain and sleet as much colder air spreads from north to south across the region. Precipitation could end as a period of snow and sleet late tonight into early Wednesday.
Significant ice accumulation will produce dangerous travel conditions. Do not attempt to drive or walk when this storm is underway. Ice accumulation will damage trees and power lines. If you encounter downed power lines do not touch them because you could be electrocuted. Report downed power lines to law enforcement or the power company.