A storm rolling out from the Southwest is producing heavy snow on its northwestern flank and continues to send heavy rain and locally gusty thunderstorms across the South.
The system will spread accumulating snow across part of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, as well as the central Appalachians and part of the mid-Atlantic through the middle of the week.
Snow was falling over the Texas Panhandle, as well as northern and western Oklahoma, part of New Mexico and southern Kansas Tuesday. The snow will take aim at southern Missouri and northern Arkansas Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, some areas in the South from eastern Texas to northern Florida and Georgia, that have received up to half a foot of rain earlier in the week, will receive another several inches of rain through Wednesday. The rainfall will continue the risk of flooding.
Embedded in the rain and in the warm air farther south, locally severe thunderstorms will bring the risk of damaging wind gusts, hail and perhaps a couple of isolated tornadoes.
There is the risk of torrential downpours and gusty thunderstorms this evening in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
9:17 a.m. CST Tuesday: Two inches of snow in Magnum, Okla.
8:00 a.m. CST Tuesday: Rain, freezing rain and snow was occurring in some of the northern and western suburbs of Oklahoma City, Okla.
8:00 a.m. CST Tuesday: 6.40 inches of rain has fallen on Hattiesburg, Miss., during the past 72 hours.
8:00 a.m. CST Tuesday: 0.75-of-an-inch diameter hail fell on Haynesville, La.
7:40 a.m. CST Tuesday: Between 6 and 7 inches of snow has accumulated on Highway 807 near Dalhart, Texas.
7:25 a.m. CST Tuesday: 2 inches of snow has fallen on Guymon, Okla.
7:12 a.m. CST Tuesday: 7 inches of snow has fallen on Stratford, Texas. Snow was still falling.
6:59 a.m. CST Tuesday: Dalhart, Texas, has received 6.5 inches of snow, of which the water content was 0.40 of an inch.
6:28 a.m. CST Tuesday: 0.75-of-an-inch diameter hail fell near Longview, Texas.