A polar vortex across the U.S.-Canadian boundary is the origin of the intense weather from the Lonestar State, leading to freezing temperatures further south than normal.
Areas from Texas into the Mid-Atlantic have felt the effect of the storm system, inducing freezing rain, sleet and snow throughout the close of the week.
Based on Poweroutage.us, over 58,300 inhabitants were without electricity on Friday morning, also CBS Austin reported about 31,000 inhabitants were affected.
The socket noted that a fundamental reason behind its electricity outages is ice hockey build-up on older trees near power lines along with a movie captured by means of a TikTok user revealed multiple arctic branches suddenly crashing into the floor.
The system expanded to southern New Jersey, knocking out electricity for thousands in Kentucky and West Virginia Too.
Kentucky -- that had announced a state of crisis and shut COVID-19 vaccination websites -- viewed up to some half-inch of ice accumulation and trees at Oklahoma gathered a quarter-inch of icehockey.
Freezing rain and snow are predicted to last through the week, also that the National Weather Service reported Friday that harmful sub-zero temperatures will last throughout much of the nation.
"In actuality, a lot of the fundamental U.S. in the Dakotas to Texas can observe many broken daily record low maximum temperatures throughout the upcoming weekend," the bureau called.
"The expansive mantle of sub-freezing temperatures across the northern tier of this nation has laid the base for winter storms to wreak havoc from coast-to-coast not just going to this weekend, but into next week," it stated.
Fox News' Janice Dean reported Friday that Texas and a lot of the Southern Plains will see thick snow, blizzard states along with also the coldest air in years.
While the Northwest, Central U.S. and Plains handle icier states with snowfall this weekend, the Gulf Coast and Southeast will soon be saturated with rain showers along with also the Mid-Atlantic along with East Coast is going to be hit with a wintry mix.