Freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow possible outside Lexington | Lexington Herald Leader

Freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow possible outside Lexington | Lexington Herald Leader

Freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow possible outside Lexington | Lexington Herald Leader

Along with the Winter Storm Warning forecasters, we are under a FLOOD WATCH now through Sunday evening and a WIND ADVISORY is in effect from 6 PM this evening until noon Sunday. Before the storm even arrived, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties.

A storm is likely to hit USA coast by Saturday evening and will persist over the region until Monday.

North Carolina is hunkering down for another big storm, and more than 100,000 of its residents are without power and hundreds of flights have been canceled as Winter Storm Diego rolled through on Sunday, reports CNN.

If you're looking to track the path of this powerful winter storm, I've rounded up a few good resources below for real-time updates and infographics.

"We're preparing for days of impact, not hours", Cooper said. SC and Virginia, along with parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, also saw outages.

Cooper urged people to stay off the roads as cars skidded out of control with drivers facing whiteout conditions.

A winter storm tearing through the Southeast threatens to keep residents stuck at home with days of risky driving conditions, canceled flights and power outages.

North Carolina governor urges residents to get prepare for storm

American Airlines also issued a travel alert for nine airports throughout the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia. Raleigh, the state capital, faced an uncertain mix of sleet and freezing rain, the National Weather Service said.

Here at home, the National Weather Service says the cold and dry pattern looks to continue through midweek. More than 82,000 were without power in SC, while a total of about 75,000 outages were reported across Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. In addition, those flying to or from Charlotte today should frequently check with their air carrier for cancellations or delays before heading to the airport.

American Airlines, whose second-largest hub is in Charlotte, has canceled 1,100 flights for Sunday.

Virginia State Police said Interstate 81 in far southwest Virginia was particularly risky, with snow coming down faster Sunday afternoon than crews could clear it. Police said several tractor-trailers slid off the highway.

Richmond International Airport reported Sunday that almost 100 flights had been canceled, WTVR reported.

The Greenville-Spartanburg area of SC is covered with ice, rendering road conditions especially risky.

Freezing rain has led to ice on bridges and overpasses near Clarksville, Tennessee, according to weather.com, and 58-year-old William James Taylor was killed Sunday after he was run over by another driver on Interstate 81 near Kingsport, Tennessee, after exiting his own tractor-trailer on the highway.

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