Winter Storm Hunter Spreading a Mess of Snow, Ice From the Tennessee Valley to Northern New England

Winter Storm Hunter Spreading a Mess of Snow, Ice From the Tennessee Valley to Northern New England

By Jonathan Erdman, Chris Dolce, Brian Donegan
Winter Storm Hunter Bringing Snow and Ice

Winter Storm Hunter is bring a lot of ice from Tennessee to Indiana, and also bringing snow across a wide area.

Story Highlights

Snow and ice will spread east into the Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley and eastern Great Lakes Friday.

That wintry mess will then arrive in parts of the Northeast Friday night into Saturday.

Heavy snow is possible from the eastern Great Lakes into northern New England.

Accumulating ice could lead to slippery roads and some power outages.

Winter Storm Hunter is now spreading its mess of snow and ice across a large swath of the Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley and will eventually become a Northeast headache tonight into Saturday.

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Happening Now

As the cold front marches east, precipitation is changing from rain to freezing rain, sleet, then snow from the Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley.

Freezing rain and sleet has developed in a line from extreme western New York and Pennsylvania to parts of eastern Ohio southward to parts of Kentucky. Snow persists from central Indiana southward to middle Tennessee and central Kentucky and into northern Alabama.

(MORE: Schools Closed, Roads Slickened)

Current Radar/Conditions

Current Radar/Conditions

Areas in blue indicate snow, pink and purple denote a mix of freezing rain and sleet, while areas in green denote rain.


A menagerie of winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings extend from the Mississippi Valley to the Tennessee and Ohio valleys, eastern Great Lakes and New England. These are posted in areas where travel is or is expected to be hazardous or dangerous.

Winter Weather Alerts

Winter Weather Alerts

Parts of western Kentucky and far southern Illinois picked up 2 to 4 inches of snow and sleet already.

Accumulating sleet coated roads in eastern Arkansas, west Tennessee, northern Mississippi, northern Louisiana and western Kentucky Friday. Interstate 40 in parts of western Tennessee were closed Friday afternoon following slick conditions and several accidents.

Icy roads were reported in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Jackson, Tennessee, among many other locations. Numerous vehicle accidents were reported on Interstate 22 in Union County, Mississippi due to ice.

Power outages were reported in Boonville, Indiana, and in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Power outages have also increased in parts of southeastern Michigan.

Freezing rain had developed in the Nashville and Louisville metro areas, and some icing in trees was seen in parts of western Ohio.

Reports of snow had come in from as far south as Alexandria, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi, Friday morning.

To the east, over 90 reports of flooding came in Friday morning from parts of West Virginia, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and New York state, including the Buffalo and Pittsburgh metro areas…..more here

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