Drivers, please be extremely careful and cautious as record cold continues in the Eastern U.S. and heavy rain hits the Southeast. Record Cold in Eastern States, Heavy Rain in Southeast

According to the National Weather Service, the Arctic airmass over the Eastern U.S. with record cold for early November will shift off the coast Thursday resulting in moderating temperatures for the East back toward November normals. Although, roads may still be slick from ice as temps warm up.

Additionally, an area of tropical moisture will shift across the Southeast on Thursday and Friday where some locally heavy rain may bring a marginal risk for flash flooding to some states.

This second cold front is pressing southward across the Central and Southern Plains, shifting eastward to the Ohio valley Thursday and weakening through the East Coast by Friday. This will keep temperatures below average for the remainder of the work week. However, the air mass’s origin is from the Pacific, so is not as brutally cold as the preceding one. Still, the upper-level low pressure from the Pacific will merge with a weak upper-level low out of Northern Mexico inducing a surface wave along the lingering frontal zone in the Gulf of Mexico by late Thurs. This wave will strengthen across the Northern Florida Peninsula and and as it reaches warmer waters along the Gulf Stream off the GA/Carolina coast, it is forecast to become a strong gale Friday (perhaps a storm by Sat). Moderate to Occasionally heavy rainfall may occur across N FL and along the GA/Carolina coasts for the end of the work week; the Weather Prediction Center has Marginal Risk areas of Excessive Rainfall, so isolated flooding may be a concern.

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Driver Safety is Priority

Drivers are urged to keep safety as a number one priority. Here are some tips for safely driving in the snow in the future.

  • Slow down
  • Keep a safe distance between the vehicle in front of you
  • Don’t stop on the shoulder
  • Use good judgment
  • Do not engage the jack brake on icy roads
  • Check before you leave, ensure all systems are a go
  • Keep fuel tanks topped up
  • Keep tractor & trailer lights clean

Questions? Contact Medallion Transport & Logistics

Medallion Transport & Logistics is committed to driver support, compliance and safety. If you have any questions, give us a call at 704-840-0769 or send us an email to info@medalliontrans.com.