Cold air has invaded much of the country, including the southern United States. With chilly temperatures in place and a bit of Gulf moisture streaming into the atmosphere, wintry precipitation will be a concern over the next few days. Depending upon the time of day, temperatures at the Earth’s surface will fall below freezing. Any liquid precipitation falling from the sky may freeze on contact.
Cities such as Wichita Falls, Texas and Lawton, Oklahoma could potentially see a light glaze of ice Tuesday night thanks to freezing drizzle. Roadways and sidewalks may become hazardous.
By Wednesday morning, eastern North Carolina could see a period of light freezing rain. Slippery travel conditions will be a concern along the Interstate 95 corridor in the Tar Heel State.
Later in the week, a large swath of the Southeast may contend with wintry precipitation. Thursday and Friday are the days to keep an eye on in Georgia and the Carolinas. Forecasting wintry weather in the Southeast is a tricky task. There are many variables that allow a forecast to pan out in many different ways. What we do know is that temperatures will be in the 30s and there will be enough moisture in the atmosphere to support precipitation.
Be sure to keep it tuned to WeatherNation as we will continue to fine-tune the forecast details for the Southeast.