The severe winter storm that forecasters warned about for days is already dumping snow on the southern United States. And there's more to come.
Nine inches of snow have fallen in Waynesville, North Carolina, in the mountains west of Asheville; up to seven inches have hit parts of Virginia, and between four and eight inches have landed in parts of Arkansas, according to a recent update from the National Weather Service.
As the storm begins to move northward, storm snowfall from Eastern Kentucky up to New Jersey could total 1-2 feet, with more falling along the Appalachian Mountains and the mid-Atlantic, including Washington and Baltimore.
More than 50 million people could be affected by the "potentially paralyzing storm," National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini said on a call with reporters Thursday afternoon.