Some forecast models are suggesting even higher snow totals could be possible (in the range of 2-4 inches), and the weather service in central Alabama said it is monitoring trends in case a winter storm warning is needed later today. A northwest wind of 5 to 7 miles per hour will become light and variable in the evening.
"Snow accumulations are now expected to be about 1-2" across the northern areas (Bladen and Pender counties) to a dusting or just rain with a few flakes farther south.
Meteorologist Sid King said there could be frozen patches on roads.
Almost 1,200 flights had been canceled and another 1,900 delayed as of 1:20 p.m. ET, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. Those going outdoors should wear hats and gloves, according to the weather service.
Forecasts call for a low of 25 overnight Tuesday. "Although the precipitation may begin as a brief period of rain, it should quickly mix with and change to light snow", says the National Weather Service.
Interestingly, this is not the first chance of snow for these areas this winter.
By midnight, the I-30 corridor could have made the transition to all snow, while the I-20 corridor could start to see some freezing rain and sleet mix in.
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Forecasters warn that the cold temperatures may allow the snow to stick on untreated roads, resulting in numerous travel problems Wednesday morning.
The NWS issued winter weather advisories for parts of North Georgia and metro Atlanta starting Tuesday morning.
Another round of snow fell Tuesday across much of Kentucky and Tennessee leading to multiple school closures and slick roads that caused multiple crashes.
Temperatures will remain below freezing during this event, and any snow that falls will accumulate on exposed surfaces.
"The winter weather system sweeping across our state will bring low temperatures and freezing precipitation to many communities, which could create life-threatening situations", Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.
At 7:20 a.m., the temperature in Oklahoma City was 6 degrees with a wind chill factor of minus 11, the weather service reports.