Areas near the major cities may see freezing rain on Monday and Tuesday.
"We certainly understand that it's not a great situation and we're doing everything we can to restore power as quickly as possible, but with the amount of ice and downed trees, there are a lot of individual outages", she told Statesman Journal.
The forecast as of Saturday morning didn't rise to the level of an advisory being issued for Lehigh, Northampton or Warren counties, but winter weather advisories are in effect as far north as Upper Bucks and Hunterdon counties from 1 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Texas issued a winter storm warning for the entire weekend and the early part of the coming week.
On Sunday temperatures will hit a high of 34 degrees and a low of 31 degrees with a total accumulation of less than one inch, AccuWeather predicts.
Snow will begin falling late Sunday night through Tuesday morning.
After a break, it appears snow, ice & even a bit of rain in the southeast is possible Thursday with gusty winds. Travel will likely be very hard if not impossible by Monday night. Dallas will see 4 inches, while sleet and freezing rain will sock Houston, creating risky road conditions, Chenard said. The NWS in Dallas is calling the snow threat a historic winter storm.
Amarillo, in the Texas panhandle, will see a high temperature of only a blistering cold 2 degrees Fahrenheit, Chenard said, breaking the record of 12 degrees set in 1895.
A deluge of ice and snow fueled by arctic cold and unrelenting winds is causing power outages throughout the northern Willamette Valley, Portland and coastal areas. Houston will feel like -3 on Tuesday morning, which is very cold for the area.
Idaho's neighbors to the east were blasted by brutally frigid weather, with the National Weather Service warning of risky wind chills in Montana and Wyoming. We will likely stay below freezing all day Tuesday. Temperatures will remain at or a little below freezing. You can also make sure your pipes and exposed faucets are protected too.
The Weather Service's issuance of an ice storm warning was the first in the District since 2008.