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WEATHER WIRE: Snow, ice disrupting travel from Texas to New England

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The system is unleashing a variety of winter weather hazards, including heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. Even severe weather was reported in the South on Thursday.

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FOX Weather 3D Radar tracking freezing rain and snow moving through Northeast

The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking heavy snow and freezing rain moving through the Northeast. Download the free app now to follow the movement of the winter storm.

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Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Northeast becoming focal point of storm impacts

Residents in the Northeast could see a variety of forms of precipitation on Friday. Most of the precipitation along the coast will remain in the liquid form of rain. Areas further inland are expected to see freezing rain and locations in interior New England and the Northeast will see mostly snow thanks to colder air.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

300K+ dealing with power outages

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Travel not recommend in parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania

Travel is not recommended in parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania overnight because of the ice and heavy snow. These areas are expected to see more than half a foot of snow which will make travel treacherous.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

American Airlines cancels all inbound flights to Dallas

American Airlines canceled all flights bound for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday evening. The airlines said conditions are having a significant impact on operations

Statement: "Due to conditions at the airport, the remainder of flights bound for DFW this evening have been canceled and we anticipate additional impact through tomorrow morning. We apologize to our customers whose travel plans may be affected and want to thank our team who is working tirelessly to help safely care for our customers.” 

FlightAware reported more than 5,200 flights across the U.S. were canceled on Thursday and more than 2,000 flights have already been canceled on Friday.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

3+ feet of snow reported in New Mexico

Mountains in northern New Mexico saw the largest accumulations from the winter storm. More than three feet of snow was reported at the Taos Ski Valley. See how your city fared: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

1,300 crews working to clear snow in Ohio

Ohio DOT says they have more than 1,300 crews working to clear roadways in the Buckeye State. Heavy snow is responsible for forcing the closure of I-75 for several miles in the Dayton area on Thursday afternoon. Before the winter storm exists the region more than half a foot of snow could fall on a wide swath of the state.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Flooding rain across the South

Thunderstorms ahead of the cold front sweeping across the South dropped inches of rain. In just the past 12 hours, take a look at these rainfall amounts:

  • Enon, Louisiana 3.8"
  • La Place, Louisiana 4.8"
  • Dixie, Alabama 3.8"

Monroe, Baldwin and Clarke Counties in Alabama are under a Flash Flood Warning until early Friday morning. Emergency managers report that many roads are flooded and impassible after the area saw 3-5 inches of rain today. Those counties could see 2-4 more inches of rain.

Those same thunderstorms spawned a deadly tornado in Hale County, Alabama and two more potential tornadoes.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

16-car crash in Memphis leaves 6 injured

Six people were hurt as 16 cars crashed along Memphis' Austin Peay Highway, according to Memphis Fire Department. Two of the victims were critically injured while the other four were described by Memphis Fire as "noncritical."

Posted by Scott Sistek

Winter storm snowfall accumulations so far

Most major cities from Oklahoma to Ohio have reported accumulations of around 5" but several rural areas have seen more. Snowfall totals of between 12" and 18" inches can be found in Illinois and parts of Indiana. Snow is expected to taper off on Friday as the system continues to push eastward.

Here's who has seen the ice and snow: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Watch continues across the South

An area from Mobile, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama remains under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. local time. One tornado was confirmed in Hale County where a woman died in the rubble of her home.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Ice causes significant power outages in Memphis

Nearly 150,000 people were without electricity on Thursday evening in Tennessee. The heaviest hit area was Memphis, in the southwest part of the state. Restoration efforts are expected to last several days.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Warnings for Coosa, Tallapoosa and Elmore Counties in Alabama

The National Weather Service issued two new Tornado Warnings until 6:15 local time. One possible tornado was near Kent and another was moving toward Alex City.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

One dead in Alabama tornado

Emergency managers pulled the body of a woman from the rubble of her home reports WBRC FOX 6. Three more people have critical injuries and five people suffered minor injuries.

The tornado hit Hale County, Alabama this afternoon.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

I-75 closed in Dayton, Ohio after heavy snow

Due to the combination of several crashes and heavy snow, officials closed I-75 in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday afternoon. Police say traffic is being rerouted onto surface streets.

Snow is forecast to last for several more hours and forecast models show the area could pick up on more than half a foot of snow.

Here's what to do if you were involved in a weather-related crash: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Satellite image shows breadth of storm

Image from the GOES-16 satellite shows the breadth of the winter storm that spans over 2,000 miles.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Updated snowfall forecast for Ohio Valley

As freezing rain transitions into snow, areas north of the Ohio River will see the heaviest accumulations.

Cincinnati could see 3-5 inches of snow and areas between Columbus and Cleveland could see upwards of an additional 8 inches of new snow.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck
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Tornado Warning issued for 3 Alabama counties

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Autauga, Dallas and Lowndes counties in Alabama until 4:30 p.m. A severe storm capable of producing a tornado was located near Selmont and moving northeast at 40 mph.

Posted by Aaron Barker

FOX Weather 3D Radar tracking mixed precipitation over Cincinnati

The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking a mixture of freezing rain and snow over southern Ohio.

Hamilton County, Ohio is now under a Level 2 Snow Emergency and officials warn road conditions are hazardous.

Download the free FOX Weather app to track the heavy snow overnight.

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Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado warning canceled for Birmingham metro area

Posted by Emilee Speck
Breaking News

Tornado warning extends into southwest Birmingham

A tornado warning has been issued for southeastern Tuscaloosa County, northwestern Shelby County, northeastern Bibb County and southern Jefferson County which includes southwest Birmingham.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing tornadoes is moving northwest at 45 mph.

The warning continues until 4:15 p.m. CST.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Missouri DOT plows enough roads for 3 round trips to the moon

With heavy snow and ice in Missouri, snow plows have driven hundreds of thousands of miles Wednesday, according to the Missouri Dept. of Transportation.

“Our plows have driven nearly 800,000 miles already this storm," said Bekcy Allmeroth, MoDOT Chief Safety and Operations Officer. "That's three times the distance from the Earth to the moon."

By Friday, crews will be on their third 12-hour shift this week, MoDot said.

Posted by Scott Sistek

VIDEO: Ice 'everywhere you look' in Memphis

FOX Weather's Will Nunley is reporting live from Memphis, Tenn. where ice is covering the landscape, causing widespread power outages and travel dangers across the region.

Watch his latest update here.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Nearly 5,000 flights canceled on Thursday

FlightAware reports 4,963 flights were canceled on Thursday- many due to the winter storm.

Flight cancellations extend into Friday with nearly 1,500 flights that have already been impacted. Airports with the most impacts on Friday include Newark Liberty International, Boston Logan International and John F. Kennedy International.

Here’s where the weather will be the worst: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Ice threat forces Boston to close public schools on Friday

Due to the forecast of a wintery mix, all public schools in Boston will be closed on Friday. The city is under a Winter Weather Advisory due to the threat of freezing rain and sleet.

Forecast models show the mixed precipitation is expected to begin overnight and driving could be treacherous during Friday’s morning commute.

Here’s what you need to know if you plan on driving in the wintery mess: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado-producing storm heading toward Birmingham

A large storm that has already spawned several tornadoes, according to the NWS, is headed for the Birmingham metro area. Residents should form a shelter plan now.

Posted by Emilee Speck

PHOTOS: Possible tornado damage in Sawyerville, Ala.

Bryan Wilson took these photos when he came across possible tornado aftermath in North Sawyerville, Alabama. He said two trucks had been thrown in a nearby pond.

Posted by Emilee Speck
Breaking News

Tornado warning issued for Tuscaloosa, Bibb counties

The NWS has issued a tornado warning for Southeast Tuscaloosa County and Northwest Bibb County until 3:15 p.m. CT.

A confirmed tornado was located near Low Gap moving northeast at 40 mph.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Snow causing significant traffic issues near St. Louis

Snow accumulations of more than half a foot are causing travel problems around the St. Louis metro. Crews are working to clear a jackknifed tractor-trailer along I-70, to the northwest of the city. Closures are expected to last for a significant amount of time.

The snow is tapering off for the St. Louis metro area as the winter storm moves northeastward.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

PHOTO: Trees down in Alabama, blocking highway

Several trees were down in Demopolis, Alabama on Highway 13 from the severe winter storm.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Significant ice totals in Arkansas, Texas

The winter storm produced significant ice totals in both Texas and Arkansas. Mason, Texas reported total ice accretion of three-fourths of an inch. The freezing rain and sleet has moved out of parts of western Texas and is the heaviest right now in the Ohio Valley.

If you have ice on your car, here's how to remove it the right way: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

'Large and extremely dangerous' tornado near Sawyerville, Ala.

The NWS reports a "large and extremely dangerous" tornado has been confirmed near Sawyerville.

The tornado is moving northeast at 45 mph. Residents in Sawyerville, Wedgeworth, Harper Hill, Wateroak, Phipps and Havana need to take cover now.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Storm shelters open in Alabama

Jefferson County is now under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. CT. The county has opened several storm shelters.

Posted by Emilee Speck
Breaking News

Possible tornado in Sumter County, Alabama

FOX Weather Meteorologist Ian Oliver provides the latest on the radar-confirmed tornado in Alabama.

Now is the time to shelter for Greene and Sumter counties.

Posted by Emilee Speck
Breaking News

Tornado warning issued for west central Alabama

A tornado warning has been issued by the NWS in Birmingham for Southern Greene County and Sumter County.

At 1:18 p.m. CST, a tornado producing storm was located near The University Of West Alabama, or near Livingston, moving northeast at 45 mph.

The warning is in effect until 2:15 p.m. CT.

Posted by Emilee Speck

PHOTO: Wintry scene in Austin

A wintry mix including freezing rain and sleet continue to fall across the I-35 corridor. Into the evening hours travel will remain hazardous as any precipitation will likely freeze over.

Posted by Emilee Speck

FOX Weather Watchers' report from Dripping Springs, Texas

A FOX Weather Watcher sent us this photo from Dripping Springs, Texas.

The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio said this area of activity is forming along an area of enhanced energy aloft, and has sufficient moisture to work with as it continues its push to the northeast.

You can expect impacts in the Dropping Springs area over the next 2-3 hours.

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Posted by Chris Oberholtz

About 70,000 Texans without power because of ice

About 70,000 Texans are without power Thursday as the state sees significant icing across mainly northern parts of the state.

"We are dealing with one of the most significant icing events that we’ve had in the state of Texas in at least several decades," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference at the State Operations Center.

Click here to read more.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

PHOTO: Paducah, Kentucky coated in ice

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Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Austin man injured after tree falls on him amid Winter Storm Warning

AUSTIN, Texas -- One person was injured after a tree fell on him.

Ice and sleet accumulations were forecast for portions of the Winter Storm Warning in the area where significant icing impacts have occurred.

Authorities were called about 9 a.m. Thursday to the Oak Park Apartment on West Duval.

The man was taken to an area hospital and expected to survive.

"Our crews were called out to shut off the water, but the damage appears to be on the property owner side. The apartment manager will be responsible for making the repairs,” Austin Water told FOX 7 in Austin.

Damage was reported to the building as well as a water device and power apparatus. Austin Energy is working to repair power in the area.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Quarter inch of ice possible in Paducah, Kentucky

A thick layer of ice is covering grass, bushes and trees in Paducah, Kentucky.

The NWS Paducah office is forecasting up to a quarter inch of ice through Thursday night.

Posted by Emilee Speck

'Looks are deceiving': Driving conditions hazardous in Dallas

The Texas Department of Transportation Dallas District said it may look like a winter wonderland, but looks are deceiving. The ongoing winter storm can quickly make driving conditions hazardous.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

WATCH: Texas governor provides update on severe winter weather

Gov. Greg Abbott will provide an update on the severe winter weather impacting the state of Texas. (Video Credit: KTBC)

Posted by Emilee Speck

Trifecta of winter weather in Columbus, Ohio

FOX Weather's Robert Ray is in Columbus where freezing rain and sleet have been coming down. More snow is expected later Thursday.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee top power outages due to storm

Thousands of power outages have been reported due to the winter storm. Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee are seeing the most so far.

We will be covering the storm all day on FOX Weather. Make sure to watch for updates.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Arkansas: Stay home if you can

Posted by Emilee Speck

Cold front bringing threat of severe weather to the South

Parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama could see a severe thunderstorm or even a tornado watch soon.

Posted by Emilee Speck

NWS: Conditions bad and getting worse in Ohio

FOX Weather Watcher Tim Wolff sent us this photo from Waynesville, Ohio.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, said travel conditions are bad and getting worse. A transition to snow for areas south and east of Interstate 71 won't occur until later this afternoon. Sleet (with some freezing rain) is the predominant precipitation type right now, and it's raining in Southeast Ohio.

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Posted by Chris Oberholtz

More than 30 calls of downed tree limbs in Plano, Texas

The city of Plano reports that by 7 a.m. they had received more than 30 calls about downed tree limbs.

Call the non-emergency line (972-424-5678) to report downed trees blocking road access.

Posted by Emilee Speck

FOX Weather Watchers' report from Kerrville, Texas

FOX Weather Watcher Ben Friberg sent us this photo from Kerrville, Texas. 

The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio said most areas are now below freezing, with only parts of the Coastal Plains remaining at or just above freezing.

Sleet and freezing rain has been reported across Travis County already, with reports starting to come in from Bexar County.

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Posted by Chris Oberholtz

At -54F the coldest wind chill of the day goes to...

With a -54 degree wind chill, Rugby, North Dakota had the coldest weather of the day. Wind chills this frigid actually occur about 40-50% of the time during the winter in Rugby, according to FOX Weather Data Specialist Shane Brown.

Posted by Emilee Speck

VIDEO: Ice flows in West Virginia river

Ice is fast-flowing down Fish Creek in Marshall County West Virginia. See the full video here.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Semi damaged after attempting to pass Ohio snowplow

A semi-truck driver learned the hard way that you should give snowplows plenty of room on the roads.

The truck attempted to pass a snowplow this morning on U.S. 24 in Paulding, Ohio. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Temps fall below freezing as sleet covers surfaces in Ohio

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Round two: Additional 3 inches or more of snow in Illinois

Some places in Central Illinois got up to a foot of snow with this winter storm. FOX Weather’s Max Gorden has been tracking the action as the region now gets round two. Here is his report from Champaign, Illinois.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Ice building up on southwest Indiana roadways

The Indiana DOT reports 140 Yellow Truck snow plow crews are still out clearing roads. Conditions are quickly deteriorating as ice builds in southwest Indiana.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Wintry smorgasbord moving into Pennsylvania

The NWS State College office reports snow is already falling in northwest Pennsylvania and residents can expect "a wintry smorgasbord" of ice, freezing rain and snow.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Ice causing FedEx to have substantial issues in Memphis

FOX Weather multimedia journalist Will Nunley reports that ice is causing FedEx to have substantial issues in Memphis. Click here to watch his latest report.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Rain turns to snow in Vermont

As a slow-moving cold front advances, temperatures will drop below freezing turning light rain into snow by mid-afternoon in Vermont.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Band of moderate snow moving through Amarillo, Texas

A band of moderate snow is moving through the Amarillo, Texas, area as of 8:50 a.m. Central time Thursday morning. The National Weather Service said visibility has been reduced to about a half-mile due to 25-mph winds blowing the snow around. The wind chill is around minus 20 degrees in the area.

Posted by Brian Donegan

DOT plow driver unharmed after rollover wreck in Ohio

An Ohio Department of Transportation driver was unharmed Wednesday morning in Columbiana County on State Route 164.

The driver was taking it slow treating the roads when he hit the ice and slid off the road.

"This goes to show it doesn't matter what vehicle you're driving, ice is NOT forgiving," the transportation department said in a tweet.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

VIDEO: Crews work to keep streetcar tracks clear in Oklahoma City

Crews work to keep the tracks clear for the streetcar in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Feb. 3, 2022.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said travel in most parts of the state is strongly discouraged as more counties are affected by the low temperatures, new rounds of winter precipitation and blowing snow. 

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Most of Missouri interstates covered in snow from winter storm

Natalie Roark, state maintenance director for the Missouri Department of Transportation, said that most of the state's interstates are covered in snow from the winter storm. 

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Where snow, freezing rain are falling as of 8:30 a.m. Central

The FOX Weather 3D radar shows freezing rain, sleet and some snow are ongoing as of 8:30 a.m. Central time as far south as North and Central Texas, including the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio metro areas, where icy roads are creating slick travel conditions.

A large area of snow and ice also extends northeastward into parts of the Midwest and interior Northeast. Up to an inch of sleet is reportedly covering the ground around the Little Rock, Arkansas, metro area right now.

Posted by Brian Donegan

DFW anticipates reopening first runway soon

Runways at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport are not operational while being treated for snow and ice. Airport officials said they anticipate reopening the first runway within the next hour.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

PHOTO: Massive tree falls in Memphis due to ice accretion

A massive tree fell in midtown Memphis due to ice accretion. Memphis is under an Ice Storm Warning right now.

This photo was taken near Central Avenue and Anderson Street where a driver careened into the tree. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Power outages in Memphis jump to 8,000

Freezing rain has covered trees and possibly power lines in ice across the Memphis area. Customers impacted by power outages jumped to 8,000 from 400 by mid-morning.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Travel havoc: Over 1,000 flights cancelled out of DFW today, tomorrow

It is quite the mess in Dallas with over 1,000 flights canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport through tomorrow. There are 900-plus canceled today alone.

Another 360 flights were canceled at Dallas Love Field Airport.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

4,000 flights canceled across US as winter storm freezes air travel

Be sure to pack your patience today.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Winter storm recap so far

This sprawling winter storm got underway Tuesday night and Wednesday in the Rockies and Midwest.

Between 6 and 11 inches of snow fell in the Denver metro area, while up to 22 inches was measured in the higher elevations south and southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

At least 6 inches of snow was reported over a broad area from northeastern Missouri into central and northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, including portions of Chicagoland.

As of Thursday morning, the top snowfall total in the Midwest was 14.5 inches in Macomb, Illinois.

Up to three-tenths of an inch of ice was reported in Altamont, Illinois, from freezing rain on Wednesday afternoon.

One-quarter inch of ice accretion was measured in Preston, Missouri, while other parts of Missouri and southern Illinois recorded 0.15 to 0.20 inches of ice.

Posted by Brian Donegan
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Flight cancellations stacking up at Memphis International Airport

Many airlines have canceled or delayed flights around the country, including Memphis International Airport (MEM), due to snow and ice. 

Be sure to check your airline before heading to the airport. You can keep up with all MEM flight statuses on their website here.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Impactful freezing rain, ice accumulate in Arkansas, Tennessee

An Ice Storm Warning is in effect across much of the Mid-South through Thursday and freezing rain has begun to fall in the region. Ice is covering signage, trees, the grass and even areas of the roadway are dealing with frozen conditions.

Freezing rain was also beginning in the Memphis area where some freezing fog was also present near the I-40 bridge and Bass Pro Shops. Significant icing is expected by morning.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Stay inside today Ohio!

It's icy in Columbus, Ohio, this morning.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Busy morning in America's Weather Center

FOX Weather is keeping you updated this morning on any issues on the roads and skies.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Ice on trees, power outages reported in Memphis, Tennessee

FOX Weather's Will Nunley is reporting a rain-sleet mix in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.

With ice on trees, power outages have been reported.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain in Little Rock, Arkansas

Michael Bodiak (@TWeatherFanatic) posted this video on Twitter in the River Mountain area of  West Little Rock, Arkansas.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

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Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Freezing temps make driving conditions dangerous in Oklahoma City

FOX Weather multimedia journalist Hunter Davis is in Oklahoma City where the freezing temperatures are making driving conditions dangerous as snow and ice begin to fall. 

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

How much ice is needed to knock out power, damage trees?

When forecasters tell you an ice storm is on the way, you probably don't need anyone to remind you that roads are going to turn slippery and become dangerous to drive on.

But what you might not know is whether the ice will pose other threats to life and property such as long-duration power outages and severe tree damage. It all depends on the amount of ice that's expected during the storm. Click here to read more.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

More than 116,000 without power Thursday morning

There are currently 116,308 power outages being reported across the U.S. early Thursday morning. The majority of the outages, nearly 52,000, are in Texas, where snow, sleet and freezing rain are falling across northern and central portions of the state.

More than 11,000 customers are without power in Oklahoma, and over 10,000 are in the dark in Arkansas. Snow and ice are also being reported in parts of those states.

Posted by Brian Donegan

Freezing rain causing icy conditions in Waco, Texas

Video shared with FOX Weather by Kyle Sikes (@ILoveTornadoes) on Twitter showed ice was being to accrete on elevated surfaces in Waco, Texas, about halfway between Dallas and Austin.

Posted by Brian Donegan

Winter Storm Warnings extend continuously from Texas to Maine

As of early Thursday morning, Winter Storm Warnings extend continuously from Crockett County, Texas, all the way to Aroostook County, Maine, on the border with New Brunswick, Canada. That's a distance of 2,120 miles as the crow flies.

More than 114 million people are currently under National Weather Service winter weather alerts for snow and ice.

Posted by Brian Donegan

Flooding closes dozens of low-water crossings in Austin, San Antonio

Heavy rain has resulted in flooding in parts of Central Texas early Thursday morning, triggering the closures of 56 low-water crossings in the Austin metro area. Another 18 low-water crossings are closed in the San Antonio metro area.

The National Weather Service said falling temperatures will likely lead to icy roads later this morning as the rain changes over to freezing rain across Central Texas.

The flash flooding risk will increase by Thursday afternoon in portions of the Southeast. Click here to read about this threat.

Posted by Brian Donegan

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