SUNDAY NIGHT: Off-and-on freezing rain will continue overnight Sunday into early Monday, which will lead to slick spots on roadways.
"We certainly understand that it's not a great situation and we're doing everything we can to restore power as quickly as possible, but with the amount of ice and downed trees, there are a lot of individual outages", she told Statesman Journal. It remains in effect from 1 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The warning calls for "significant icing" as total ice accumulations are expected to be up to a quarter of an inch. Wind chills well below zero degrees will travel all the way into Texas. Plan for terrible traveling conditions Monday afternoon and continuing through Tuesday morning. There could be significant accumulations of snow, sleet and possibly freezing rain.
Travel could be very hard to impossible, especially Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
Based on the magnitude of ice accumulations and travel impacts, power outages in more rural areas may last for a few days.
Brian Zevenbergen watched Saturday as a crew sawed up two large, ice-covered trees that had crashed across his driveway overnight, narrowly missing two cars parked there.
A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will move through the Northeast Saturday night. However, later tonight the temperature will drop below 32 degrees Farenheight, and there will be a threat of frozen precipitation.
Precipitation will be a mixed bag through Monday night.
Tuesday is going to be brutally cold!
This, after clearing & lows near 0 to 9 tonight with wind chills to as low as -20.
Things you can still take care of today include covering plants to protect them from the freezing temperatures.
She added that roads are expected to remain icy at least through Monday, as temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing until Tuesday.
You should make your final preparations this morning!
"For long-time residents of southeastern Texas, southern Oklahoma, northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, this will likely be the worst week of winter weather in your lifetime so far", CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.
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