A wild 24-48 hours is ahead of us as our well-advertised powerful storm system gets going in the southern Plains and brings the entire array of weather to the eastern US. In the near term, we’re in the upper 20s to near 30 this morning. Dense fog has developed overnight and with temps below freezing we’re seeing numerous slick spots as the freezing fog is creating a thin layer of ice on untreated surfaces. Take a look at the INDOT cam out of the Crown Point area:
The fog will slowly diminish today as warmer air streams into the Region. A severe weather outbreak is likely for the Tennessee Valley and may even stretch into the Region late this evening into tonight as the low pull rich, Gulf of Mexico moisture northward. This is the morning severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they bumped the severe threat a bit further north into the Region:
On the northern side of this storm they’ll pick up 6-12 inches of snow from Wisconsin to Minnesota to Iowa with up to 2 inches an hour at times. On top of that, the WIND will be very strong and potentially damaging across a good portion of the Great Lakes as this system gets going–including here locally.
We’ll have a Region Weather LIVE later today on our Facebook page to discuss all the complex details of this storm. Stay tuned! In the meantime, be careful out there this morning with the freezing fog across the Region.