Southern governors declare states of emergency ahead of winter storm

Southern governors declare states of emergency ahead of winter storm

(CNN)A massive system that's dumping several inches of snow on the central US is expected to move toward the southeast later Saturday, prompting the governors of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to declare emergencies ahead of a crippling ice and snow event. More than 65 million people in the affected areas are under winter weather alerts, the National Weather Service said. "A strong developing storm over the Lower Mississippi Valley will move eastward to the Southeast by Sunday morning, then head northeastward to the northern mid-Atlantic by Monday," the National Weather Service Prediction Center said early Saturday. Heavy snow is predicted by early Sunday over parts of the Central/Southern Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic region, the NWS said. Rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain -- or a combination of …
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