Back-to-back waves of arctic air will descend across the western and central United States.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel weekends across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
Just in time for Boxing Day and the weekend, a winter storm is set to dive into the United Kingdom and central Europe with rain and disruptive snow.
A system tracking over the Rocky Mountains will spread snow over the region and into the Plains through the remainder of the week.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
On Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington led his troops across the Delaware River, in spite of treacherous weather, for a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War.
While many areas across the country felt a milder Christmas morning, residents across Utah, Montana and Idaho woke to snow-covered ground in time for holiday celebrations.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
The air quality is expected to improve across India and Bangladesh next week, when a tropical threat looms.
From fierce snowstorms and extreme cold in the East to the dancing lights of the aurora borealis across northern skies, take a look at the top stories AccuWeather.com featured through 2014.
While snow falling around the Christmas holiday may create an ideal setting for celebrations, massive storms that have slammed parts of the country in the last decade have created mass chaos.
New England (1778)
The Hessian Storm at Newport commenced 0 degrees, 18" of snow, NE gales - 50 soldiers reported frozen or lost - all of New England suffered.
Coldest Christmas ever known...minus 8 degrees in Boston. Minus 45 degrees in Lunenburg, VT
Cap May, NJ (1909)
28.57" barometer reading during large coastal storm.