A strong cold front, representing the leading edge of the latest surge of arctic air to sweep through the central and eastern U.S., continues to push across the Southeast this morning, while dropping south into the
northern Gulf of Mexico. As this cold air moves into place, moisture drawn back north of the boundary ahead of an upper level system digging into the lower Mississippi valley will set the stage for an anomalous winter storm that will extend from the central Gulf Coast to the southern Mid-Atlantic coast beginning later today, Tuesday January 28, 2014. A wintry mix is possible as far south as southern Louisiana, extending along the Gulf coast into northern Florida and northeastward along the Southeast coast into the Carolinas. Significant icing appears quite probable across portions of southern Georgia into coastal South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina. A swath of light to moderate snows is likely further to the north and west, with heavy snows possible across northeastern North Carolina into the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. With the exception of some lingering showers across the Florida peninsula, precipitation is expected to slide off of the coast on Wednesday January 29. This image was taken by GOES East at 1545Z on January 28, 2014.