The bitter cold gripping the eastern third of the United States has set the stage for today to start with snow flurries in the Deep South.
The snow flurries will make a rare appearance over parts of southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana, central and southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama this morning.
The snow will generally not accumulate, but it has already left a light dusting at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park, located in Arkansas' Ouachita Mountains, late Tuesday evening.
It is possible that a few more isolated locations will receive a light coating on grassy surfaces.
Motorists should use caution as slick spots may develop, mainly on untreated bridges and overpasses.
Patchy freezing fog across Oklahoma is another hazard to motorists this morning.
AccuWeather.com Facebook fan "Lewistown StormWatcher" captured this closeup view of a snowflake in Lewistown, Mo. Residents across parts of the Deep South should also see snowflakes fly this morning. (Photo submitted on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Upload your snow pictures on the AccuWeather.com Facebook page.)
Drier weather will return this afternoon as the storm system delivering the snow flurries leaves.
Even if the system were slow to leave, temperatures rising into the 40s and 50s would bring an end to any wintry weather.
The storm system's next stop will be South Florida, where rain showers will be produced tonight into Thursday.
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Fresno, CA (1982)
The first time it has rained on June 30th since records have been kept (1888). (0.23" of rain).
Baton Rouge, LA (1989)
22.80" of rain for the month of June.
Evansville, IN (1991)
Apparent temperature of 112 degrees.