Second Winter Storm Moving into the Southern U.S.

Record-breaking low temperatures to continue.


A winter storm will exit off the Maine coast through this evening with additional snow and ice. A second major winter storm will begin to impact the Southern U.S. today, bringing heavy snow and icing to areas recently impacted by winter weather before moving east.

Record breaking temperatures into midweek

The arctic air mass over the central U.S. will continue well below normal and record breaking temperatures into midweek

Lingering areas of snow and freezing rain over Lower Great Lakes and New England this evening.

Frigid Arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills to persist in the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley through midweek.

New winter storm to impact Southern Plains to Northeast through Thursday; system arrives in Pacific Northwest by Friday.

The winter storm that brought multiple inches of snow ice and freezing temperatures to the Southern Plains and the Northeast over the last few days will exit into Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritime tonight. Snow and ice impacts will subsequently come to an end. Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories remain in effect for northeastern Maine.

25-40 degrees below average

Frigid arctic air will remain over the central CONUS over the next couple of days as high pressure slowly begins to slide eastward. High temperatures are likely to between 25-40 degrees below average for much of the Central/Southern Plains as well as Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley on Wednesday and Thursday.

Relentless cold – Records may be broken across many parts of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley

Hi/Lo records maybe broken across many parts of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley over the next couple of days, as a result. These relentlessly cold conditions over the aforementioned areas will pave the way for yet another round of wintry weather, beginning this evening.

Heavy snow for Oklahoma and Arkansas

An area of low pressure will develop over southern Texas this evening. This low pressure will go onto produce heavy snow and ice from the Southern Plains, through the Mississippi Valley tomorrow and into the Northeast by Thursday. An area of 3-6 inches of snow are possible for much of Oklahoma and Arkansas through tomorrow.

Between 0.1 to 0.25 inches of freezing rain may fall over eastern Texas through northern Louisiana/southern Arkansas/western Mississippi.

Winter Storm Warnings, Advisories, Watches, and Hard Freeze Warnings are currently in effect for parts of the Southern Plains, and Lower Mississippi Valley. Rain along with scattered to isolated thunderstorms will develop within the warm sector of this system and impact an area stretching from the Gulf coast to the Southeast and eventually the Northeast coast over the next couple of days. Rainfall totals will generally remain below an inch while some parts of the Deep South may see more than that.

3-6 inches of snow for parts of the Central Appalachians

This winter storm will move into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Wednesday evening and Thursday. Parts of the Central Appalachians may receive between 3-6 inches of snow during this period. Parts of central/southern Virginia and North Carolina will be the focus for significant freezing rain accumulations, where between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of ice may fall on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a new system is forecast to arrive over the Pacific Northwest region on Thursday, bringing with it the chance for another round of coastal rain and mountain snow.


12 thoughts on “Second Winter Storm Moving into the Southern U.S.”

  1. At 7AM this morning it was -8F on my front post. NE Texas. Eight degrees below zero. Lots of people having their water pipes freeze.

  2. sounds truly horrible;-(
    I read there are now deaths from this too
    hardly surprising with no power, bad roads etc.
    meanwhile downunder a heatwave of days of high 30s like 35+ making us miserable in a different way.
    at least we CAN travel and have power and water, heat is better than extreme cold

    • That’s not a heatwave downunder,try 40 and more.This is about cold,so no idea why you feel the need to mention that.But you are correct when you say heat is better than cold.I can’t even function normally when it’s under 5 degrees C.

    • Kenneth, and we have snow on the ground for 4 days now in Houston. That is longer than I have ever seen. We are supposed to start warming up tomorrow. The rolling blackouts did not happen, we were without power for 16 hours, 15 hours and 4 hours. We were fortunate that the house is tight and well insulated. A lot of work over the last 10 years.

  3. Maybe this is a global warming, CO2 “variant”? Y’know, one that the “experts” have never seen before, so they couldn’t predict it, but they know (now that they see it) that it creates very unusual weather around the earth and they are 100 percent positive it is caused by human activity. They also know that the cure they promoted before, for quite different conditions, will work for this novel strain of climate.

    They have thoroughly examined the data and the data doesn’t lie…
    but they do.

  4. The lack of sunspots over the last few years told us what was coming. It is not going to get better soon.

    But the phony politicians and “scientists” will double down on climate change “cures” to save the planet – making the cold worse.

    • Politicians rely on “political” science, not real science. We better start getting someone to listen or we will have more of the type of problem Texas is experiencing right now, and people will die.

  5. I have been listening to numerous weather reports, from local stations all through Texas (I went to school in Texas). I have noticed, they no longer say “record cold”, or the “coldest temperatures ever recorded”….Rather, they are saying, “The coldest temperatures in over 100 years”.

    Notice this? They are going out of their way to DENY this is F’n cold…………. So cold it can not be “regular” or normal……Sickening.

    I would like to reach the person who sends out these orders to the networks……………….I have a hunch their last name starts with an “R”.

    • To be honest, I’ve always hated the way they report “record temps” … because they bases it on whether or not a temperature was ever seen on that specific day of the year. Kind of stupid if you ask me; I think it would make more sense to do it by the temperature extremes for a given month or season.

  6. We broke a cold record dating back to February 1899. Back then it was -11. We hit -19 in Oklahoma City. Damn globull warming.

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