Pipe-bursting cold, snow and ice threat to reach into the South

January 15, 2024

Pipe-bursting cold, snow and ice threat to reach into the SouthThe coldest weather since late 2022 is on the way to the Southern Plains and Southeast in the coming days, and it will be accompanied by the season's first winter storm. "This will be the coldest air for the southern Plains since just before Christmas 2022," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg. "In addition to the cold, there is a risk of freezing rain, sleet and even snow in the region." It will take the area until Wednesday for the mercury to go back above freezing in Dallas and many other parts of the Southern Plains states. "Any time cold waves are accompanied by snow or ice, the impact to people, businesses and the power grid can be substantially amplified," warned Porter.