The southern states from Texas to Mississippi are thawing out today after a storm system brought significant snowfall to the region. The area of low pressure responsible for the snow is bringing just plain rain to portions of Georgia and the Carolinas today, but over the last 48 hours, more than 6″ of snow fell in parts that don’t see snow often.
The National Weather Service office responsible for the San Antonio and Austin areas reported that upwards of 6″ fell in the area, the most that fell since a rare White Christmas Storm in 2004 that blanketed the region with snow. Even the Dallas metro area was under a Winter Weather Advisory on Sunday for light snow that fell there.
In Louisiana, up to 8″ of snow fell in western central portions of the state. The weight of the heavy wet snow there brought tree branches and electrical wires down, leaving thousands without power.
The area of low pressure responsible for the snow will exit the southeast coast, keeping the Mid Atlantic and New England regions free from any significant snow threats.
An area of low pressure will bring significant precipitation to the Pacific Northwest in the coming days, but beyond that, there are no threats of significant widespread snow events anywhere in the country for the next few days.