Listen: Texas, North Carolina And Arkansas discussed on America's Truckin' Network
"Is I've been looking at our local forecast here in parts of the Ohio valley region. Looks like the the bulk of the precept from this thing is going to stay fairly well south of us, but areas in the Carolinas. Some folks they're telling us could ultimately see up to two feet of snow out of this system. I'm not real sure how things in the Carolinas work when you get some still after living in northwest Georgia for about five years. I know they're all it took was a little bit of snow and things would just go. Absolutely crazy. I'm thinking, you're not western portions of North Carolina, South Carolina. Yeah. That's not too far away. And I'm I'm sure they don't really have the equipment necessary to to get out there and remove especially those kind of quantities of snowfall. We've got winter storm watches in place already over into western North Carolina. Western portions of Virginia storm watches back into the central states for much of Oklahoma northern Arkansas back into the Texas Oklahoma panhandle region. So as we get things underway. Travelers weather a service of our friends at travelcenters of America. TA and petro stopping centers around the country where full service means at your service. Well tonight. Based on the radar. We're not seeing very much as far as wintry precip at all from this system at this point in time. Still plenty of rain falling in southern California shower activity through southern Arizona. We see a few spotty snow showers up into parts of Colorado, the northeast is indeed seeing a bit of snow. That's the cold front. That's ushering in another shot of Arctic air to that part of the country, but between now and early next week Friday into early next week. This storm will ultimately unleashes heaviest amounts of snow and ice as it moves further eastward interacting with that cold air that's being supplied by high pressure to the north going to be talking some pretty significant travel disruptions from parts of the southern plains into the southeast ice accumulation some in some areas, maybe. Heavy enough to bring down some trees and power lines. As we mentioned right now. Witter winter storm warnings are issued for the San Bernardino mountains in southern California. Winter storm watches from the national weather service from eastern New Mexico, the Texas, panhandle, eastward into Oklahoma, southern Missouri. Northern Arkansas watches right now include the areas of Amarillo to Lubbock, Texas. Oklahoma City to Tulsa, Oklahoma. You're in the mix there Branson, Missouri. Fayetteville Arkansas winter storm watches are also now would affect parts of the southern Appalachians western and central North Carolina. Western Virginia those are for Saturday evening up through Monday. So you got plenty of time to prepare. I guess that means what you got to go out and buy some bread and milk, right? Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina. Johnson city, Tennessee. These watches. Stand is a heads up for the dangerous winter weather conditions, including heavy snow when damaging ice that are in the forecast this weekend. We'll probably see additional alerts being issued further east and possibly further south along the path of this storm in the next day or so but things really start to get underway today. Here's the time. Eat at this point freezing. Rain begins to develop in spots around the Texas panhandle early today that becoming more widespread later on Friday, the ice accumulations in this swath could be enough to even begin being damaging to power lines and trees, we'll see if you flurries in the the southern Rockies during the daylight hours today by later Friday night, widespread. No snow begins to develop from eastern, New Mexico. The Texas panhandle northwest, Oklahoma and southern Kansas. It's gotta be the snow, sleet, freezing rain spreading this far east is maybe southern Missouri and northern Arkansas by Friday night. Then the heavy rain at times further south across Texas, Louisiana. Southern Arkansas northern Mississippi out over two parts of Tennessee and Alabama. In a travel going to be affected by the wet or wintry weather along significant stretches of I forty and I thirty five there in the southern plains things really continue to wind up with this storm as we get into Saturday and Saturday night freezing rain transitions to the accumulating snow in the Texas, panhandle and much of western and central. Oklahoma snow will continue in southern Kansas as well. The mixed bag beginning to impact the Ozarks of southern Missouri. Mainly snow and northern Arkansas where you'll probably get to see the mix of some snow in some ice snow and ice begins by that point of time to spread the parts of the Ohio valley, the southern Appalachians and the Piedmont region by later Saturday into Saturday night, there is potential for some wintry travel snow or ice, maybe as far south as north eastern Georgia and the I eighty five corridor in the Carolinas by Saturday night. Then we roll into the second half of the weekend. Sunday Sunday night. The heavy snow will be affecting the southern half of the Appalachians potentially including the far upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina, southern Virginia and southern West Virginia. Watching some of the Weather Channel coverage this past day. That's the zone where they're highlighting some just incredible potential snowfall amounts. Strong. Winds will be a part of this. Well, you likely will see at least some brief blizzard conditions, especially for the higher elevations of western North Carolina. According to the national weather service, their significant ice or snow over parts of the adjacent foothills in the Piedmont region as far south and east is the I eighty five corridor in the Carolinas possibly as far east as I ninety five in southern Virginia. Travel disruptions along stretches of interstate twenty six I forty eight thousand five seventy seven and ninety five further west a bit of snow or a mix of rain and snow may continue from the Ohio valley into the what they call the mid south region. It's a very technical forecast. And this is the kind of storm as they say forecasters gotta hate because they can't really pinpoint directly. They're just everything's been based on the models, but against some areas, according to AccuWeather, some of the store max totals over in specially western North Carolina could be approaching the two foot range blockbuster snows. The southern side of the storm is where you've got the rain and the national weather service is anticipating they say possibly up to five inches of rainfall in some parts of Texas areas of the Austin metro area. So forecasters is there have preemptively issued river flood warnings for several central Texas waterways. Before the heavy rains even arrive. They."