Dec 7, 2017, 6:33 AM ET

Rare snow possible in Deep South, Santa Ana winds continue in California

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A very chilly air mass is in place for most of the country Thursday, even all the way to the Deep South.

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Wind chills are dipping into the single digits in the Midwest and the 20s and 30s in the East.

Snow is developing in unusually far southern areas of the U.S. on Thursday night, from just north of New Orleans to Atlanta and into Raleigh, North Carolina. Some areas could see more than 1 inch of snow. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Deep South.

PHOTO: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of the Deep South.ABC
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of the Deep South.

Also, heavy lake effect snow is possible from Michigan to New York. Numerous winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories and lake effect snow warnings have been issued for the region.

Some areas in western New York just south of Buffalo could see up to 20 inches of snow over the next 24 hours.

Santa Ana wind trouble

December is known to be the most common month for Santa Ana winds in southern California, but fires of the magnitude currently being seen are not that common in December.

PHOTO: Parts of southern California were under Red Flag and High Wind Warnings on Thursday.ABC
Parts of southern California were under Red Flag and High Wind Warnings on Thursday.

The prime time for wildfires in California is June through October.

Winds continue to pick up Thursday morning, and are forecast to gust 30 to 50 mph along the coast and near 80 mph in the mountains.

Red flag warnings continue through Saturday for Southern California and high wind warnings continue through Friday.

PHOTO: Some areas in the California mountains could see wind gusts of between 80 and 90 mph this weekend. ABC
Some areas in the California mountains could see wind gusts of between 80 and 90 mph this weekend.


Wind gusts today in the mountains could be 80 to 90 mph.

Gusty winds continue even into Saturday, with gusts reaching 20 to 30 mph along the coast and nearly 60 mph inland.

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  • Big Giant Head

    Snow is expected in Atlanta tomorrow. They will rebuild.

  • Dicazi

    It's not unheard of to have snow on the ground in all 50 states.
    Rare, but it has happened.

  • blahblahse

    It’s snowing in San Antonio and it hasn’t snowed here since 1985. This is nuts. My dogs are loving it.

  • Calibandawg

    OMG. Last week I said the chances of a democrat getting elected to the Senate from Alabama were the same as a snow storm. Maybe there's hope for Jones yet!

  • Bob

    Well I think the support of Moore until Hell freezes over is coming true. May the Morons in the south learn their lesson about supporting a Pedophile.

  • j penske

    1"+ in Atlanta. The PD better start gearing up for a bunch of wrecks.

  • David Puddy

    "The Earth has a Fever" - Al Gore

  • Know 'Em

    Hmmm, hell is freezing over? Does this mean the Alabama republicans are going to do the right thing?

  • John Springer

    I was on Galveston Island once and it snowed , 2004, was very weird,

  • 1969 Road Runner

    Global Cooling! ;-)

  • running33

    "Rare Snow Possible in Deep South." Thank you Roy Moore, for causing Hell to freeze over.

  • SpankyHamm

    I lived for a few years in Atlanta in the 90's. Hopefully they've upgraded their winter service equipment from what they had back then (which was 3 shovels and 4 buckets of sand).

  • Hector

    One millimeter of snow will completely shutdown the roads in the Deep South.

  • xGreenxDragonx

    Oh boy.. Looks like I may get some use out of my tire chains after all!

    When it snows in Birmingham outside of some salt there's no real resources to clear any snowfall.

  • TexasVulcan

    Oh good. At least the possibility of snow does not cover Houston. (Sorry for those it does)

    But it's really really cold here. There is a possibility of sleet. No one here has any idea how to drive on slick roads.