Dry, cold weather will stick around Washington, D.C., into the weekend, following the atmospheric dramatics from Tuesday and Wednesday.
While early Black Friday shoppers venturing out will have to face the cold weather, winds should be light Friday through the weekend and storms will stay away.
Snow around the Great Lakes will not venture this far south.
Temperatures on Friday will start the day in the 20s but will rebound to the lower 40s in the afternoon with the aid of sunshine.
Temperatures are forecast to trend upward Sunday but will still average well below normal for the end of November and early December.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
A storm system will bring snow and ice to parts of the mid-Atlantic and the South through Monday.
After a chilly weekend, a milder week is ahead for the Cleveland area.
Rainy weather is expected midweek for the Detroit area.
No rain is in sight for southern California this week. Sunshine and mild weather will prevail.
The winter chill will not relax its grip on the Twin Cities through the first half of the coming week.
Memphis, TN (1892)
Heaviest snowstorm on record (see Mar. 21 Almanac) snow began falling at 2:30 p.m. on the 16th - ended at 9:00 a.m. on the 17th, with a total of 18.0". This had been preceded by a 1/2" snowfall on the 15th for a three day total of 18.5". Riddleton, TN received 26.3".
New York City, NY (1892)
14.6" of snow.
Boston, MA (1776)
Evacuation Day; the British, frustrated by southerly gales in previous attempt to dislodge Americans on Dorchester Heights, left port.