Dangerous winter storm threatens the US East Coast

Steve Vernalis shovels snow from the sidewalk in front of his restaurant Vernalis Restaurant on South Main Street in Shenandoah, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Photo: UsA Today)

“The arrival of a cold and frigid arctic air mass will set the stage for a winter-weather threat from south Texas to the Carolinas on Friday into Saturday,”

ARLINGTON, Va. — USA TODAY.- Sleet, snow and bitter cold temperatures continued to sweep across a wide swath of the South and East on Thursday as the weather-battered region prepared for more travel chaos.

“The arrival of a cold and frigid arctic air mass will set the stage for a winter-weather threat from south Texas to the Carolinas on Friday into Saturday,” the National Weather Service said in an alert. “An extensive zone of frozen precipitation of ice, sleet and snow is expected, which will result in dangerous travel conditions.”

Much of the region has been slammed by a series of snow and ice events in the last three weeks, sometimes dumping more than a foot of snow in areas that often don’t see that much all year.

Winter storm warnings and advisories remained in effect for more than 25 million Americans, the vast majority in the South.

Thursday night could bring temperatures close to the lowest of the season to date. Washington was forecast to reach a low of 19 degrees, while Central Park in New York was forecast to see 13.

A wide range of cities including Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Nashville, as well as a host of cities in North Carolina including Charlotte, Raleigh, and Asheville also were threatened with blustery, wintry weather.

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