Texas to Tennessee: Winter Storm Impacts Millions

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
February 2, 2014; 5:13 AM ET
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The next winter storm in the South is already underway, slated to spread snow, sleet and freezing rain from Texas to Tennessee.

Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate as the mix of wintry precipitation develops from west-central Texas to western Kentucky throughout Sunday.

While areas from the Texas Panhandle to western Kentucky have primarily snow, a thin area reaching from central Texas to western Tennessee is forecast to receive sleet and freezing rain in addition to the snow.

This can quickly lead to slick spots on roadways as temperatures dip below freezing, especially on bridges, overpasses and untreated surfaces.

Millions of people will be impacted by this storm including the residents of Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Rock and Jackson, Tenn.

As of Sunday morning, more than 700 flights have been canceled, nearly half of which were out of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. For the flights that weren't cancelled, excessive delays continue through the afternoon.

More delays and cancellations are likely into the Mid-Atlantic as the wintry precipitation overspreads northeastward through Monday.

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Temperatures are forecast to climb above freezing on Monday in the regions of the southern Plains that will have some ice accumulations on Sunday, helping to melt some of the ice.

With temperatures dipping below freezing once again on Monday night, any wet surfaces from the snow and ice melt from the day may re-freeze, reviving the threat of slick spots and travel delays.


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