The cold and stormy weather pattern will continue for a while in the East, while most days will be springlike for a while over the western Plains and Rockies.
The active weather of late continues the rest of the week into the weekend, with some snow from the Midwest to New England and heavy rain along the Northwest coast.
Fast-paced changes will take place this week from west to east from the Plains to the East Coast, marked by two blasts of arctic air across the Midwest to the Northeast.
The next major winter storm will spread snow from the central and northern Plains later this weekend all the way to central and southern New England Sunday night and Monday.
A relatively weak storm will bring a few inches of snow through the Northeast later today into tomorrow. A stronger storm is in the works for Sunday and Monday.
The record warmth of yesterday may not be repeated in the next few days over the Plains and Rockies, but it will remain much milder than normal through Friday, with more mild weather returning next weekend.
The Blizzard of 2015 will wind down this afternoon and tonight, but it's only a small part of what is a cold and stormy weather pattern that will last into the middle of February.
A storm moving off the mid-Atlantic coast this afternoon will deepen rapidly tonight, generating blizzard conditions in parts of the Northeast. At the same time, record highs will be challenged over the Plains and eastern Rockies.
A major winter storm will bring heavy rain and snow through the East tonight and tomorrow, followed by a weaker storm later this weekend spreading snow from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic.
A storm organizing along the Texas Coast will spread heavy rain across the South into the Southeast, with rain and some snow for the mid-Atlantic and New England late Friday into Saturday.