For thousands of miles of roads in the region, this will be an unusually cold storm for the middle of March.
In Charlotte, North Carolina highs were in the 60s F and 70s F last week, but a dramatic temperature drop covered parts of the southern United States in snow.
"Highs for this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday temperatures may not get out of the 40s with lows in the 20s when the peak of the arctic air will hit.
Average highs during mid-March are in the mid-60s with lows near 40 F," Brett Rathbun AccuWeather Meteorologist said.
Based on that information, temperatures will be nearly 20 degrees below normal.
It is not unusual for this arctic air to get as far south as the southern United States in March. "Temperatures have dipped into the teens and 20s but many of these record-low temperatures were set in the late-1800s and 1900s," Rathbun said.