Florida sees first snow in decades as storm hits the South

  • AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton Children from the Hoffman and Lynns families build a snowman on the public basketball courts in Forsyth Park, Wednesday in Savannah, Ga. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for at least 28 counties because of the frigid weather.

  • AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Ducks sit on sea ice in Boston Harbor, Wednesday in Boston. After a week of frigid temperatures, a major winter storm is predicted for the region on Thursday.

  • AP Photo/Stephen B. Morto Visitors walk around the frozen fountain and snow covered sidewalks at Forsyth Park, Wednesday in Savannah, Ga .

  • AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Sea ice floats in Boston Harbor, Wednesday in Boston. After a week of frigid temperatures, a major winter storm is predicted for the region on Thursday.

  • Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP Tony Sampson, who received a blanket from Star of Hope’s Love in Action van, tries to warm up by a fire under the Eastex Freeway as temperatures hover in the 30s Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Houston. Plunging overnight temperatures in Texas brought rare snow flurries as far south as Austin, and accidents racked up on icy roads across the state.

  • AP Photo/David Goldman Alora Freeman, 8, watches as ice builds along a downtown water fountain in Atlanta, Wednesda. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for at least 28 counties because of the frigid weather.

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