They have been a never-heard winter blast penetrating its way down to the Gulf Coast.
Houston International Airport saw its earliest snow ever chronicled. Louisville, Kentucky, has witnessed its earlier ice storm since 1989.
On Wednesday, in Jackson, Mississippi, the coldest high temperature ever this early in the season have been witnessed about 36 degrees.
— Craig_WhiteBlaze (@clancaster0523) November 15, 2018
On Thursday, an ice storm warning was in place for Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio where some areas already have a glaze of ice gathering on power lines and trees; thousands of people are without power that Thursday morning.
There are 23 states from Arkansas to Maine under a winter storm warning on Thursday.
— Craig_WhiteBlaze (@clancaster0523) November 3, 2018
The coastal storm is firming up over the Southeast coast and will continue to blow-out heavy rain into the Carolinas, with an icy mix from the mid-Atlantic back to the Ohio Valley.
Thursday afternoon, as the storm travels along the coast, a heavy gust of snow is probable along the I-95 corridor from New Jersey into New York City and Boston.
Snow will later change to freezing rain, hailstones and rain by 5 p.m. from New York City and parts south, while inland areas in Pennsylvania and upstate New York will continue to witness snow.
The snowfall totals will be substantial in central Pennsylvania and western New York into northern New England, where some areas could witness up to 8 inches of snow.
An extensive swath of 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected just west of the I-95 corridor, though New York City and Boston will not witness much — maybe up to an inch or so.2012 was the last time New York City saw more than an inch of snow in November.