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Snowfall coming to the South?


Back-to-back snowfalls expected from Arkansas through Virginia starting Wednesday night.

Key Highlights

Threats: Slippery travel, reduced visibility

States affected: MO, AR, TN, NC, WV, VA

When: January 6-8

A winter storm is expected to dive into the Southeast later this week. Several inches of snow may fall, especially over higher elevations.

  • Prioritize cold weather concerns for outdoor workers
  • Protect your company against liability by ensuring any employees driving in bad weather on company time are trained in safe, cautious driving techniques and know the actions to take in the event of an accident
  • Retail: Shovel and salt walkways, dry high traffic areas inside near your entrance, put up “Wet Floor” signs, and keep all floors clear to help prevent falls and reduce liability

snowfall-mo-ar-1-5-21The initial batch of moderate to locally heavy snow is expected to organize over southern Missouri and northern Arkansas Wednesday night through early Thursday.

As the storm tracks farther to the southeast into Friday, a second area of significant snowfall is possible over the southern Appalachians through midday. If the storm reaches its full potential there can be close to a foot of new snow over the higher elevations of western North Carolina.

Snow will eventually expand northeastward into southern Virginia and portions of the North Carolina piedmont later Friday into Friday night. Snow can be expected east of the I-95 corridor in southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina Friday night, but it will have a difficult time accumulating due to warmer surface temperatures.

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