Abram Dean, the manager of a hardware store there, said there was a "big rush" on supplies with more truckloads on the way. Reporter: FROM THE THREAT OF POWER OUTAGES TO MAKING IT DOWN YOUR DRIVEWAY, RESIDENTS HAVE REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIMPENDING STORM.SO WE'RE CHECKING OUT LOCAL STORES AND TALKING WITH FOLKS ABOUT SAFETY IN THISWEATHER.FOLKS BRACING FOR A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT WINTER ICE STORM. Freezing drizzle is expected to develop this morning and continue through Friday afternoon in the northeastern KCBD viewing area. Most deaths associated with ice storms are from carbon monoxide poisoning. He said severe storms are possible south of the Red River. If you must travel.Keep an extra flashlight.Food.And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. "Stay away from brush, shrubs and fallen trees that may be hiding these lines".
The best chances for heavy ice buildup from this storm are in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
"A shallow layer of cold air in the atmosphere will accompany a storm over the central United States".
An inch of ice would be devastating with downed trees and powerlines. Crews are also preparing equipment for possible debris removal.
A winter weather advisory means periods of snow and blowing snow that will cause travel difficulties is expected. The trailers are filled with materials field crews need to perform restoration work and can be moved to various staging sites to provide support and resources to areas with the most damage.
The service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Morris County, warning of tricky roads and plummeting temperatures as the weekend begins.
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"I think people are trying to be prepared, especially with the reports on this storm", she said. Further to the north.freezing rain will linger the longest with the most ice accretion. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
WHEN: Jan. 31. Class will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
Dry conditions should kick in Saturday and last through the middle of the week when another storm is expected to show up.
The NWS advisory for a high risk of rip currents will remain in place until at least Saturday evening. South of a line from Hastings and through York, areas including both Omaha and Lincoln look to get a combination o freezing rain, rain, sleet, and snow.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, high near 41.