If you are living in the south you might want to prepare for another huge winter storm coming. This Winter Storm Pax will bring a lot of snow and ice across the south through this mid week. In some areas there may be so much ice to where it can knock out power for thousands of people and fill the road with fallen tree branches. Traveling in this storm will be very difficult and could even be impossible in some areas.
Winter Storm Pax is also going to bring snow and ice to the Middle Atlantic and Northeast. The Weather Channel states that “The National Weather Service has posted winter storm watches, warnings and advisories from the Southern Plains to the Carolinas and north to New Jersey in anticipation of dangerous winter weather conditions. Now is the time to plan. Think ahead about how you will handle power outages at home and where you want to be if roads become impassable.” The air across the south is rising and is combining with the air pushes form the Midwest with is causing the wintry weather.
The first round going into Tuesday of wintry weather that the south will get is going to bring sleet and freezing rain from the northern Mississippi to northern Alabama, northern Georgia, Upstate South Carolina, Central Carolina, and southern North Carolina. At the start of this round of wintry weather it is expected to be light, although as it continues on it will turn into a lot of snow, sleet, and freezing rain and temperatures near freezing.
The second round going into Wednesday of wintry weather will have a wide span of snow, sleet and freezing rain. This round will start to move farther east then the first round. For the locations that are going to have the heaviest amount of freezing rain are expected to experience power outages, tree damage, and gusty winds.
In the north and central parts of Georgia ranging through central South Carolina and even into eastern North Carolina, there is expected to get huge accumulations of ice that will be crippling and bring power outages. Atlanta metro area, Augusta, Ga., Columbia, S.C. and Raleigh, N.C. are a few cites that are at the most risk for ice and power outages.
While all this wintry storm action is going on locations from northeast Georgia though the southern Appalachians are supposed to get up to or more than six inches of snow.