Another round of snow is on tap for Boston before temperatures rise later this week.
Enough snow to shovel and plow is forecast for the area on Tuesday. Enough snow will fall to slow travel and bring a new round of disruptions to daily activities.
With temperatures rising to just above freezing in the afternoon, it is possible some of the snow melts off the major roads after it is plowed and treated.
However, as temperatures fall slightly Tuesday night, roads may become slippery once again in the wake of the storm.
Winter will briefly release its grip on the Boston area for the rest of the week.
Temperatures will crack the 40-degree mark Wednesday and Thursday, then approach 50 F on Friday.
Overnight lows these days will still drop to or below freezing, so people are urged to walk and drive defensively.
With the rising temperatures will come concerns of flooding near streams, rivers and poor drainage area due to runoff from melting snow and perhaps ice jams.
Minor urban flooding could result where snow piles are covering storm drains. Some roofs loaded with melting snow could leak or fail under the shifting weight.
A storm on Friday will bring a chance of rain to New England. The same storm could bring severe weather farther south and west.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use by those along much of the Interstate-95 corridor as rain moves northward during the middle of the week.
Temperatures will rebound across the Northeast this coming weekend, after a setback with clouds and rain along the coast before Friday.
A storm from the Pacific Ocean will first raise the fire danger in California, then bring cooler air and spotty rain for firefighting efforts.
A chilly start to fall has provided a sufficient cold blast to bring out the vibrant colors of autumn leaves.
A melting alpine glacier on Mount Shasta in northern California created a messy situation as the flowing ice water turned into a disruptive mudslide with more harmful rainfall on the way.
A storm moving up the Atlantic coast with rain will briefly disrupt the dry weather and warming trend this week around Washington, D.C.
Central U.S. (1989)
Numerous record lows...... Location New Old Charleston, W.VA. 30 34/1983 Marquette, MI 25 30/1976 Springfield, MO 32 36/1985 Topeka, KS 31 35/1942 Fayetteville, AR 32 37/1928 Amarillo, TX 33 41/1912 Midland, TX 36 49/1975 Abilene, TX 38 47/1949 Oklahoma City, OK 36 46/1985
Mt. Washington, NH ()
Wind gusts to 100 mph with an 18 degree temperature create a wind chill of -37.
North Carolina ()
1 billion dollars in damage from river floods. Most of the rain attributed to tropical systems.