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Major Cooldown to Spur Icy Mix in Southeast

People in the Southeast may start to come down with cases of Spring Fever early this week before the next push of cold air knocks down temperatures and brings wintry weather to the region.

Following a warm and showery day on Tuesday, colder air will press down on the region, being accompanied by a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Travel conditions will deteriorate throughout the day on Wednesday from Pittsburgh to Dallas as snow and an icy mix causes slippery roads and flight delays.

This zone of icy weather will continue to push south and east by the start of Thursday, reaching toward Jackson, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta; and Richmond, Virginia.

The Thursday morning commute could be one of the worst times to travel across the Southeast due to the time that the sleet and freezing rain arrives in the region.

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While the sleet and freezing rain advances south and east, snow will continue to fall from Pennsylvania to northeastern Texas with the heaviest snow focusing over Kentucky and West Virginia.

Upwards of 6 inches of snow could be seen in this area between Wednesday and Thursday before dry conditions move in for Thursday night.

The chill brought by this system is forecast to linger through the end of the week before temperatures moderate over the weekend.

Temperatures are not expected to climb quite as high as they do ahead of the wintry weather, but should run within a few degrees of normal for early March.