As storm really deepens & winds up over the central Appalachians, we have seen winds gust as high as 45 mph this afternoon.
Most of the gusts have been in the 30-40 mph range.
Tornado Warnings are up in the D.C. area with temperatures in the 70s, while it is in the 30s over northern Georgia!
Note the widespread accumulating snow from Tennessee to Ohio with strong winds making for substantial travel impacts.
Severe weather, including tornado risk, will increase over the next several hours from the mid-Atlantic to New England as surge of warm air spreads northeastward.
Meanwhile, widespread snow will continue & push east & northeastward through Tennessee, northeast Georgia to western North Carolina, West Virginia & Ohio.
Most of the snow showers are all around us (actually steady snow along & east of I-69 in northeastern Indiana). Some snow showers are occurring from northern Jasper to Howard counties.
Lake effect band in that zone should set up this evening & last into tonight. Meanwhile, some snow showers will will wrap in from the northeast.
A brief period of some freezing drizzle is possible this evening as lobe of warmer air just above the surface courtesy of the warmer Lakes pivots through.
It all spells less than 1" of snow for a good chunk of the area & 1-2" with isolated +2" far northeast & east.
Areas west of US 231 may only have barely much of a dusting of accumulation or no accumulation.....just some flakes.
North-northwest winds will gust 30-45 mph tonight with sustained winds at 15-25 mph.
Watch for some slick areas on roadways, especially the farther east in the viewing area you go.
Any snow melts quickly tomorrow. Highs of 34-40 are likely as lots of sun appears after 23-31 tonight (warmest northeast, coldest far west where some clearing gets underway sooner).
After this, the next 10 days currently look quite tranquil & overall mild.