Winter Snowstorms Across US, Freezing Rain for the South and Mid-Atlantic

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Winter storms continue across the nation today, as an ice storm will stretch from Texas to the mid-Atlantic. Farther south, thunderstorms and a threat of severe weather along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida are likely.

Snowstorms will span the nation

A variety of regions will experience snowstorms on Wednesday.

A diagonal band of snowstorms is expected to dump heavy snow spanning from Texas and Oklahoma, through Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and into Maryland.

A large swath of the South, Southeast and mid-Atlantic is under a winter storm warning by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Here’s a look at some of the most-affected regions for Wednesday:

West: At least 11 states in the West are forecast to receive snow on Wednesday including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas.

Midwest and central US: Snow is forecast for portions of eastern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Ohio Valley: Snow is forecast for portions of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

East: Snow is forecast for portions of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and north-central New York.

Ice storm stretches from Texas to Virginia

A wide, expansive band of freezing rain could bring another round of ice storms to portions of the South and mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. The affected areas include portions of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and potentially into parts of Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C., According to the National Weather Service forecast.

Southern thunderstorms could produce severe weather around the Gulf Coast

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast thunderstorms across the South and Southeast for Wednesday. Along the Gulf Coast, from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle, the NWS is warning of potential severe weather. A wind advisory is in effect for southeast Texas, southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

US weather forecast: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

West: San Francisco 62, partly cloudy; Los Angeles 70, sunny; we know 41, mostly sunny; Las Vegas 58, windy; Salt Lake City 33, snow; Denver 31, snow.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 47, partly cloudy; Medford 49, mostly cloudy; Boise 32, snow; Cut Bank 18, partly cloudy; Billings 24, snow; Minot 13, partly cloudy; Rapid City 23, mostly cloudy.

Southwest: Phoenix 68, partly cloudy; Albuquerque 39, partly cloudy; El Paso 55, mostly sunny; San Antonio 39, rain; Brownsville 61, partly cloudy.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 27, partly cloudy; Dallas 30, snow; Oklahoma City 21, snow; Kansas City 22, snow; Minneapolis 13, snow.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 21, mostly cloudy; St. Louis 20, snow; Detroit 20, mostly cloudy; Cincinnati 25, mostly cloudy.

South: Houston 35, rain; New Orleans 57, thunderstorms; Memphis 26, snow; Atlanta 51, mostly sunny; Charlotte 48, partly cloudy; Jacksonville 60, rain; Tampa 77, rain; Miami 81, partly cloudy.

East: Norfolk 37, partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 37, partly cloudy; Buffalo 22, partly cloudy; New York City 35, partly cloudy; Boston 29, mostly sunny; Caribou 21, partly cloudy.