Winter weather advisories, watches and warnings stretch all the way from northern Texas to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. / National Weather Service
This seemingly relentless winter of 2013-14 is forecast to bring yet another round of snow and ice to the southern USA Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm could then head up the East Coast later in the week, unleashing a blast of winter misery across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Thursday.
Substantial snow and ice will develop and spread from northern Louisiana and Arkansas on Tuesday, reported AccuWeather meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.
But the worst of the storm will crank up later Tuesday: "Tuesday night and Wednesday, there is the potential for a crippling ice storm in parts of east-central Alabama, north and central Georgia, central South Carolina, central North Carolina and southeast Virginia," according to Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth.
The National Weather Service said Monday that parts of Georgia could see "the most significant Ice storm in 10-20 years." Some areas of Georgia and the Carolinas could be frozen in 1/2 to 3/4 inch of ice.
The largest impacts from ice are expected to occur in a narrow belt that should include Atlanta, Augusta, Columbia and Raleigh, the weather service noted in an online forecast.
As of late Monday, the weather service had posted winter weather advisories, watches and warnings all the way from the Texas/Mexico border to the New Jersey Shore, a distance of more than 1,600 miles, in anticipation of the wintry weather.
Later in the week, the storm could head up the East Coast, with the potential for significant accumulating snow in the Northeast. This includes the I-95 urban corridor from Washington to Boston, from late Wednesday through Thursday or early Friday, the Weather Channel predicts.
Winter storm watches were in effect for Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, where at least five inches of snow was possible.
Some parts of southern and central Virginia could pick up a foot of snow, according to the weather service.
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