Winter Storm Quantum will spread more snow, sleet and freezing rain through parts of the Southeast Tuesday. As you might expect, this will create very hazardous travel conditions at times.
Winter Watches, Warnings and Advisories
Tuesday morning, a mix of snow and sleet accumulated in the far north Atlanta suburbs. No travel was advised in Bartow County, Georgia due to icy roads and five accidents on Interstate 75. Snow and sleet coated parts of Interstate 575 in Cherokee County, Georgia. Parts of east Tennessee and western North Carolina already measured up to 3 inches of snow.
Monday, a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain spread from the Southern Plains into Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This mixture impacted northern Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area on Monday morning where thunder accompanied the sleet.
Additional Snow and Ice Forecast Through Tuesday
Here’s an overview of the timing and how much snow and ice to expect from Quantum.
Snow and Ice: Timing, How Much?
- A mixture of snow, sleet and some freezing rain is possible in parts of northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. Light icing could reach as far south as Charleston, South Carolina. A stripe of could affect the beaches of southeastern North Carolina, northeastern South Carolina, as well as the Outer Banks and far southeast Virginia.
- Additional snowfall of an inch or so is expected from the southern Appalachians into North Carolina, northern South Carolina, into extreme southeast Virginia.
- Some accumulation of ice and sleet is also possible in parts of eastern South Carolina and eastern North Carolina. We are not anticipating widespread power outages and tree damage, however, a coating of ice on roads, trees, and vehicles can be expected.
- Hazardous road conditions are expected, particularly on bridges and overpasses.
- Cities: Charlotte | Charleston | Asheville | Atlanta
Another Southern Snowmaker Midweek?
As an upper-level system ejects out of the Southwest, another winter storm is taking shape in the South Tuesday night through Wednesday night. For full details on that story, click the link below.
Check back with us on weather.com and The Weather Channel for the latest on this next winter storm.