It's not very often that Tennessee gets measurable snow before Toronto.
Still, that's the case this week for many communities in the southern U.S. A rare November snowfall is forecast for portions of Tennessee, northeast Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northern Alabama and northern Georgia.
On Monday night, big, fluffy flakes were blanketing cars, lawns and driveways in Jackson, Tennessee. Already, an estimated 10 cm has fallen.
That kind of snowfall is unusual for many parts of the southern U.S. - especially at this time of year. The last time Nashville saw more than two centimetres of snow in November was in 1966. Tupelo, Mississippi has only seen three days with measurable snowfall in November since 1930.
On Tuesday, Wayne and Lawrence counties in Tenessee closed their schools when snow and ice slicked bridges and overpasses.
The system will continue tracking across the southern U.S. over the next 48 hours. The same storm is also bringing messy weather conditions to parts of eastern Canada.