Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
Bitter cold will linger in the parts of the southern Plains impacted by the late-week ice storm, which could have been the worst to hit the United States in years.
The East was walloped Tuesday and Wednesday by a storm that spread snow, sleet, freezing rain and torrential rain northward, while millions of people traveled for Thanksgiving.
Charitable food donations increase around the holidays, but for the 842 million people living in hunger, the problem of food distribution is not just a seasonal struggle.
A storm with torrential rain, wind and snow that has been creating Thanksgiving travel delays will continue its rampage on Wednesday.
There is the risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday into the first part of Tuesday night in parts of Florida and Georgia that could bring damage and disrupt travel.
Neighboring communities in Illinois have pioneered donation and aid efforts, exemplifying the true essence of the season.