The weather pattern evolving over North America is becoming ripe for cold and snow, deep into the South for January.
The same pattern that brought numerous rain events to the region during October, November and December will favor snow, ice, frosts and freezes in many areas.
Storms, some potentially becoming strong with damaging winds, will rumble across the Florida Peninsula today, while a huge cold blast across the Great Lakes will bring snow showers all the way down the spine of the Appalachians.
This will be the coldest air of the season to reach the South thus far.
The stage is set for a frost and freeze along portions of the Gulf Coast to central Florida for multiple nights beginning this weekend.
Agricultural Weather Expert, Dale Mohler states, "It may not be cold enough to greatly impact the citrus crop, but could damage vegetables and other fruits." Check this AccuWeather.com Headline for more information.
Later next week, a storm will track from the Pacific Northwest and dip toward the Gulf of Mexico. Snow, ice and rain will first spread across Texas and Louisiana at midweek.
The swath of snow, ice and rain will track eastward across the Deep South later in the week, leading to disruptions in travel and foiled plans.
Following that same storm, late next week, a frost and freeze may penetrate deep into the heart of Texas.
Additional frosts, freezes and winter storms for the South will follow as January rolls into February.