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.
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.
Warmer air will build from California to Washington into Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels.
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the second weekend of February.
The new week will bring more opportunities for snow to create slick travel in the northeastern United States, starting with a winter storm set to sideswipe New England on Monday.
As the first of several waves of arctic air sweep southeastward across the Midwest, just enough snow will occur to cause slippery travel over a broad area into Monday.
Cold and snow showers are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
In some circumstances climate, environmental factors and weather have led to some of the most exciting, mysterious and academically important discoveries of all time.
Vega, TX (1956)
61 inches of snow fell from one storm (Feb 1-8) State record for a single storm and for a month.
Snowstorm, worst of season. 12-18 inches in the western mountains . . . a foot common statewide up to 24 inches in the mountains of Vermont, between Bristol and Waitsfield. 16 inches in other mountain areas, 12-14 inches in valleys, 14 inches at Albany, NY and 10 inches at Plattsburgh, NY.
Chicago, FL (1987)
Wind gusts of 65-70 mph from the north and northeast produced 15 foot waves on Lake Michigan. There were extensive shoreline erosion resulting in millions of dollars, and boulders 6 feet in diameter were pushed on shore.