Winter Storm Inga is dumping snow, sleet, and ice throughout the Northeast and South Tuesday and Wednesday, creating icy conditions and hampering travel through a significant portion of the U.S., according to the National Weather Service.
While parts of Kentucky have already received nine inches of snow, most areas can expect just enough to cover and close roads in the South. Snowfall in the Northeast is expected to be no worse than normal, anywhere from two to six inches in most areas.
Wintry weather and hazardous travel from TX to the Nor’east and Mid-Atlantic is forecast through Wed. Out west, a series of weather systems will bring locally heavy rain, strong winds, and mountain snows to much of the west coast, and into the Great Basin and northern Rockies. pic.twitter.com/le3eX8o8NH
— NWS (@NWS) January 15, 2018
Republican Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama declared a state of emergency in Alabama Monday in preparation for the storm.
In preparation for the potential severe winter weather across Alabama, I have declared a State of Emergency. Please take necessary precautions & stay up-to-date on the latest forecasts #alwx https://t.co/zmVIkXu4yS
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) January 15, 2018
“There are enough uncertainties in the forecast right now that the potential exists that this winter storm could be debilitating to the state for a couple of days due to icy conditions,” Director Alabama Emergency Management Agency Brian Hastings said according to CNN.
Around 40 million Americans are under a wind chill warning from Montana to Texas and in the Northeast, where temperatures could feel as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
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