It’s called the Sunshine State, but today SNOW DOMINATES.
People are posting videos of actual snowflakes falling to the ground in Florida as winter storm Grayson powers its way toward the east coast of America.
Scenes of chunky white stuff emerged from the sky are coming at you live from Tallahassee, a city at the top of Florida not too far off New Orleans.
For the very first time, winter storm warnings have been put in place for Jacksonville in Florida, and other parts of the state.
Florida and the southeast of Georgia are bracing for power outages and major tree damage.
An airport serving much of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts has closed.
The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport announced in a statement about 9.30am on Wednesday that it had closed as ice and snow fell on the Georgia coast.
The National Weather Service said a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain was expected Wednesday mostly along the Southeast’s Atlantic coast as a winter storm begins its march to the northeast.
Meanwhile, authorities in Indiana say a man who stowed away on an Ohio River barge was rescued after nearly freezing to death in frigid weather.
New Albany Fire Chief Matt Juliot told The News and Tribune that the coal barge’s crew called 911 early Tuesday after finding the man hiding inside the vessel’s hold.
The department said the man, who’s reportedly homeless, was rescued on the department’s fire boat with the assistance of the Louisville Fire Department and the US Coast Guard and treated for ‘extreme cold exposure’.
The temperature was 0 degrees (-17 Celsius) with subzero wind chills at the time of the rescue.
Juliot said cold-weather rescues are rare for New Albany’s fire department because it normally doesn’t get so cold in the city in southern Indiana.