Sleet, freezing rain coat Deep South
Parts of Chicago were hit with 20 inches of snow in the city's third-largest snowstorm on record.
February 3rd, 2011
06:15 PM ET

Sleet, freezing rain coat Deep South

A swirl of sleet and freezing rain barreled into the Gulf States Thursday, yet another winter storm carrying frigid weather to a region unaccustomed to the cold.

The storm system extended from Corpus Christi, Texas, through Louisiana, Mississippi and most of central Alabama, as forecasters predicted up to 5 inches of snow in scattered areas across the Deep South and along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A wintry mix of snow and sleet is expected to coat downtown Houston with about an inch of accumulation, forecasters said.

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  1. Mmmmm

    Talk about one fine day! Look like something out of an end all movie.

    February 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    I remember a storm like this maybe 8 years ago in the south...it wasn't pretty! They got through it then, they'll get through it now!

    February 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. beezo

    Buncha pansies cant handle a little cold weather......move to ny then you'll see winter

    February 4, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • GeminiD

      Okay, Beezo... why don't you come to Louisiana in August? Then you can see summer!

      February 4, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Great news. Schools closed. Colleges closed. Some work places closed. Bring out the booze, looks like the long weekend is here, baby!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. beezo

    We get all the seasons up here especially where im from it could be cold 20 degrees 1 day then 80 the next

    February 4, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. beezo

    Well maybe not 80 but 60s anyways

    February 4, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |