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Winter Storm Brings Portions of the South to a Halt

24 Jan 2014, 12:37 pm

Winter Storm Brings Portions of the South to A Halt

Snow, rain, sleet, and freezing rain brought portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to stand still this morning.  Slick roadways caused numerous road closures, school closures, traffic delays, car accidents, and flight cancellations around the region this morning. Much of the precipitation comes to an end this morning but travel will continue to be hazardous.

Radar imagery from earlier this morning:

Images from the around the area:

Photo From: HOUSTON, TX – DONYA GJERDINGEN

Photo From: MOBILE, AL – SLEET – NWS MOBILE

Numerous incidents reported on the icy roads this morning.

Traffic Map From: HOUSTON TRANSTAR ROAD CONDITIONS

Photo From: HOUSTON, TX – @txlatinchic

Police car closes on ramp due to slick roads earlier this morning in the San Antonio area.

Photo From: SAN ANTONIO, TX – ICY ROADS – TX TRANSGUIDE

After a chilly day today, temperatures will be recovering quickly through the weekend for he Houston area.  Forecast details show highs climbing into the upper 60s by the end of the weekend.

Another arctic blast arrives early next week and sends temperatures plummeting for much the eastern half of the country.

Highs Monday

(Only 35 more days until meteorological spring.)

Happy Friday!

Gretchen Mishek

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