According to forecasters, winter may be taking its final stand as an enormous cold front is causing the current winter storm to blanket the United States from Texas to the Mid-Atlantic. Nearly 10 inches of snow will hit the northern reaches from the winter storm known as “Thor.” Thus far, as reported by The Weather Channel, around 83 million people are under some type of winter weather warning. Moreover, western Kentucky has been slammed by over 20 inches of snow, while flooding ensues in the state, as well as in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania.
Government offices have been shut down in Washington, D.C., as Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang predicts snow accumulation from four to seven inches in the southern part of the district and five to ten in the north. Local weather reports urge people to stay off the streets once the winter storm is in full force around the nation’s capital, though public transit will be running on schedule.
The winter storm Thor has been causing temperatures to drop fast in the South. Reports indicate that Nashville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky could see temperatures in the single digits.
According to The National Weather Service, the winter storm front will continue southeastward towards the southern tip of Florida by tomorrow night. Cold high pressure will carry the winter storm from the Upper Midwest and Southern High Plains towards the Mid-Atlantic down to the Lower Mississippi Valley.
By Alex Lemieux
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