WEATHER WIRE: Second winter storm of the week tracks across Central US
Heavy sleet and freezing rain are falling across several states before it spreads east later this week
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FOX Weather is covering the second winter storm of the week as it crosses the U.S.
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Snow totals of upwards of a foot are possible in the higher elevations of the mountainous southwest. The snow is expected to move out of the region during the day on Thursday.
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Some areas in northwest Arkansas could see half an inch of ice through Thursday. The frozen precipitation is already causing delays and cancellations.
At one point during the storm Wednesday all kinds of winter weather was happening, according to FOX Weather data specialist Shane Brown.
Areas from Texas to Arkansas received snow, sleet, blowing snow, thunder snow and freezing rain, thunder sleet and thunder freezing rain.
Here's what it looked like during the sleet storm in Texas and Oklahoma.
Wintry weather that is moving through the Central U.S. on Wednesday will eventually wind up in the Northeast. By Friday morning, much of the region could be looking at up to a quarter-inch of ice possible. As much as a half-inch of ice is possible across a large swath of Pennsylvania.
Accretions this high could lead to widespread power outages and treacherous roads. To find out more on what these ice amounts mean for you, click here.
Tulsa Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg said the road conditions are deteriorating and he is asking residents to "buckle down" and stay home.
"Don't run out to the store and get your toilet paper and milk right now. That time has passed," Meulenberg said.
Street crews are out trying to keep the streets clear and putting salt down.
FOX Weather correspondent Hunter Davis is in Tulsa where heavy sleet is covering roads in the downtown area.
"It's downright painful," she said of walking around with the sleet coming down in below freezing temperatures.
Several airports are expected to see delays and cancellations as a major winter storm moves across the country.
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FOX Weather's 3D Radar shows the path of the winter storm moving across northwest Arkansas and into Missouri bringing sleet and freezing rain.
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Commercial pilot Kathleen Bangs joined FOX Weather to discuss how the winter storm is causing delays and cancellations across the country. She said the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport seems to be having the most problems because of the storm, which can have a ripple effect across the country.
A large part of Arkansas and Oklahoma could get as much as a quarter-inch of ice through Friday. Some isolated spots of northern Arkansas could get as much as a half-inch of ice.
This amount of ice could cause some widespread problems on roads and lead to power outages. Find out more here.
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The second winter storm of the week is currently moving through the central U.S. before spreading into the Midwest and Northeast through Friday.
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FOX Weather multimedia journalist Hunter Davis is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and says the sleet and freezing rain has picked up in intensity.
Tulsa is currently under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. local time on Thursday.
The NWS says the region will see periods of moderate to heavy sleet into the afternoon hours.
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Get ready: The second winter storm in only a few days is now bringing snow and ice to areas of the Plains before it moves into the Midwest and Northeast through Friday.
FOX Weather will bring you the latest information throughout the storm.
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Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for seven states -- from Texas to Illinois. Some of the alerts are in effect until Thursday night.
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