Winter has not officially arrived, but there's a storm on the way, so pay attention to what forecasters have to say. It is most likely to hit northern Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern USA and affect 80 million people today, all the way from Arkansas to Maine over a distance of about 1,500 miles.
The winter storm will bring a messy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to portions of the central and eastern USA over the next two days. Power outages, travel headaches, and school closings are all likely as the storm strengthens.
From 4 to 8 inches, is likely for interior portions of the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The bulls-eye for the heaviest snow into Thursday could be the St. Louis area, where up to 6 inches is possible.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning that will remain until 8 a.m. Friday. The hazardous weather outlook issued with... freeze warnings and a coastal flood advisory.