Winter Storm Pax: Snow set to hit the South AGAIN as big freeze goes on in the North East
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- The North East will be spared snow this week, but the mercury will hover around the 10s and 20s
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 00:07 EST, 10 February 2014 | UPDATED: 03:33 EST, 10 February 2014
Another round of snow and ice dubbed 'Winter Storm Pax' is expected to coat Atlanta and other parts of the Deep South this week.
Less than two weeks after some southern cities were crippled by a couple of inches of snow, forecasters have issued another winter storm watch for the Georgia area.
With forecasters predicting snow, sleet and freezing rain for parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and possibly north Texas on Monday, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has begun to treat priority roads and bridges to avoid another ice storm fiasco.
Monday forecast: Meteorologists say snow, sleet and freezing rain will develop in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and possibly north Texas on Monday
Monday night forecast: Temperatures are expected to plummet overnight in the South
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was forced to apologize for the state's poor handling of last month's snow storm, which left hundreds of children stranded in schools overnight, some without provisions, and created traffic jams stretching for miles on roads coated with just two inches of snow.
According to The Weather Channel the next swathe of southern snow will kick off on Monday morning, as a stripe of wet conditions develop in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and possibly extreme north Texas. It will then spread eastward into the Mid-South region.
Several inches of snow and sleet may accumulate by early Monday evening in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and parts of west Tennessee and northern Mississippi, making travel hazardous.
As cold air near the surface continues to build overnight, rain may become freezing in parts of northeast Texas, northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas, northern and central Mississippi, northern Alabama, and northwest Georgia from Monday to Tuesday.
The Weather Channel also predicts that snow will shift out of Arkansas and Oklahoma into Tennessee and North Carolina from Monday night to Tuesday.
Snow is also possible for the northernmost counties of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, with some sleet expected. These conditions are slated to continue until at least Wednesday.
Tuesday forecast: Driving rain is predicted for parts of the South on Tuesday, including in Atlanta and New Orleans
Tuesday night forecast: Forecasters say snow will shift out of Arkansas and Oklahoma into Tennessee and North Carolina Monday night into Tuesday, with snow also possible for the northernmost counties of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia
Meanwhile in the North East, The Weather Channel reports most of the snow will be over for the region by Monday morning.
Snow showers and flurries are likely from western Pennsylvania through northern New England, with a band of light snow across southern Virginia not expected to get higher than an inch.
The remainder of the region is expected to be dry and cold, with highs mostly in the 10s and 20s.
In New York, the mercury will hover around the 30s until Thursday when it is forecast to rise to 39 degrees.
Standstill: A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South last month, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold
Commuters in Atlanta were caught in gridlock and some drivers abandoned their cars to get to shelter during last month's fierce snowstorm last month
Unprepared: Georgia National Guard troops were called in to help people get their stranded cars out of the snow in Atlanta last month during a rare ice storm which turned the city into a slippery mess