Quincy Expected to Get 12-18 Inches of Snow

Travel headaches are in full swing as Winter Storm Helena continues to spread across the South, but it's only going to get worse as more snow and ice are expected along the Northeast coast during the weekend.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez also activated the state's emergency operations center on Thursday as some northern areas of the state anticipate up to a foot of snow by Friday night. While the Charlotte area is expected to get 2-4 inches, further south toward Monroe and Wadesboro snow totals could reach 4 to 6 inches. But even if the forecast comes true, it may warm up during the day but it will freeze again at night. Residents in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions can expect the frigid conditions to persist through Monday before temperatures begin to moderate in the middle of the week. Low around 22. North wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. "I can not stress enough the need for people to check their winter weather emergency supply kit, have a plan of action if conditions diminish as well as having a reliable method to receive the latest weather updates".

At the dairy coolers of Food City on Volunteer Parkway, Thomas Mitchell was surrounded by reminders of the winter storm.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be on duty Friday afternoon and into Saturday to respond to up to 3 inches of snow forecast for central Virginia. So be careful on bridges, overpasses, and secondary roads if you have to get in the auto during this time.

Capital Weather Gang snowfall forecast for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

NY train derailment: 'I started flying to front of train'
New York's fire department reported at 10 a.m. that at least 76 people had suffered injuries, though none were life-threatening. Andrew Cuomo said that thetrain struck the bumping block and came to an abrup halt.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of central, south central and southeast Montana, as well as north central Wyoming, from Sunday evening though through Thursday.

A rare winter storm has dumped almost a foot of snow on the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas, causing nightmares for drivers, but some fun for snow lovers.

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for tonight into early Saturday for areas mainly north and northwest of Columbus.

Charlotte last saw a 3-inch or greater snow event about a year ago when a total of 3.3 inches fell January 22-23, 2016.

The unpredictable storm left some areas with much different outcomes than neighboring counties. The agency reported that it had measured 0.8 inches of snowfall at its offices in North Little Rock through 745 a.m. Friday.

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