Winter Storm Inga Could Bring Freezing Cold and Snow to Parts of Texas. Here’s What to Know
Another snow storm, Winter Storm Inga, is making its way across parts of the U.S., bringing a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to areas already feeling the effects of Winter Storm Hunter and Winter Storm Grayson.
Winter Storm Inga has brought a combination of snowy and icy conditions throughout several Southern States on Tuesday, carrying snow and temperatures the National Weather Service refers to as “well below normal” into Kentucky, Tennessee, northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana, and Texas.
The snow storm has already brought in up to 9 inches of storm in some parts of western Kentucky, and up to a half foot of snow in Arkansas, with snowy road conditions also reported in both Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, according to the Weather Channel’s latest forecast.
States like Texas, which have already been hit with up to three inches of snow in some parts, are facing slippery road conditions across Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, while icy conditions have also arrived in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Texas winter storm is expected to continue bringing in mixtures of snow and freezing rain throughout Tuesday night, meaning traveling on bridges and overpasses more dangerous because of snow and ice buildups.
While road conditions have been icy Tuesday morning and afternoon and the Texas Department of Transportation is recommending that drivers use extra caution and slow down if they need to drive at all, both the Galveston Causeway and the Fred Hartman Bridge remain open for transportation needs.
Texas residents should prepare for near freezing temperatures anywhere from 20 to 30 degrees below what the mid-January average in the state, according to the National Weather Service. Those in Shreveport, Memphis, Nashville and parts of Georgia and Alabama will also want to be cautious of road conditions.
The storm has also caused school closures across a variety of states that include Texas and Louisiana.
Hundreds of flights out of airports in Texas have also been canceled or delayed due to Inga. American Airlines, Delta, United, Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, and Frontier are all providing travelers with the option to change their flights, free of charge, if affected by the current weather conditions.
Passengers traveling out of a Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, the Carolinas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, will want to be aware of potential flight delays that can arise due to snowy conditions and needing to deice planes, with travelers coming to or from states that include New York, Boston, Virginia, and New Jersey also qualifying for several of the flight waivers mentioned above.
The storm will continue through Tuesday evening, bringing snow into New York and Virgina that will continue into cities like Boston and Hartford on Wednesday.
Most of the snow is expected to stop by Wednesday night, though snow will continue throughout Wednesday night in northern Maine and North Carolina.