WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Weather Service (NWS) reports potentially damaging ice may accumulate in areas from central Illinois through Indiana, Ohio and northern Kentucky and into southern Pennsylvania today. Forecasters are tracking a slow-moving storm system that is moving out of the Central Plains to the northeast.
Heavy ice is already being reported in the Cleveland, Ohio area this morning. NWS reports the storm is drawing abundant moisture from the south into a cold front draped across the Central U.S. To the south of the front, precipitation will be in the form of rain, affecting areas from southern Illinois through Kentucky and West Virginia today. North and east of the front, in Upstate New York and New England, residents will see primarily light to moderate snowfall through Thursday.
NWS winter storm and ice storm warnings have been posted in a number of states through today. Ohio and Indiana may see the heaviest accumulation of ice, with totals possibly reaching greater than one-half inch before the precipitation moves on. This is sufficient to produce damage to trees and power lines. Treacherous travel conditions will also develop across the region.