More Winter for Southeast
After a record-setting warm December, the south and southeast are getting another dose of wintery storm systems.
Brady Rippey is a USDA meteorologist.
Rippey: “We’re going to be watching a couple of storms that are going to be sliding across the south and the southeastern United States. Some of that area is fresh off a significant snowfall over the holiday weekend. So there’s a lot of uncertainty in the track of this pair of storm systems starting on Thursday and lasting into the weekend. But there is at least the potential for more wintery weather across some of the southern part of the country, particularly through the Tennessee Valley on through the Southern Mid-Atlantic.
The warm December tricked some southern fruit crops into thinking it was time to bloom. This new dose of cold and snow could put crops like peaches and blueberries at risk.
The National Weather Service held a special weather briefing for the area and said there was a fair bit of uncertainty about the exact locations of snow or ice that could occur due to the wintery weather systems because at the time of the briefing the weather models were not all in agreement.
The potential impacts of this event could set up farther south than the storm system that blew through last week. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to move across the southeast initially as rain but the cold front following the initial rain could create snow and ice.