Whether or not warmth reaches you in the East and Midwest Thursday into Friday will depend on which side of the meteorological fence you are on.
A series of storms will continue to travel through the northern third of the nation into Friday.
Areas south of the storm track will turn amazingly warm, while areas north of the storm track will be unsettled and relatively cool.
One storm spread a swath of snow from part of Ontario and upstate New York to northern New England Wednesday night into early this morning. Another storm is already rolling through the northern Plains and will spread heavy snow across part of the Great Lakes area tonight.
South of the storm tracks areas of rain will sweep eastward. However, a severe weather outbreak will blast portions of the Ohio and Tennessee valleys later today. A few severe storms may reach part of the Atlantic Seaboard on Friday.
Essentially, it's a battle of two seasons going on the next couple of days with a feeble attempt at winter in the north and another taste of spring in the south, complete with thunderstorms in some locations.
In the wake of the stronger storm Friday, seasonably cold air will sweep across the region with gusty winds adding to the chill, along with lake-effect snow in traditional downwind areas.
Severe thunderstorms with the risk of a few tornadoes will advance eastward across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest into Friday.
A dangerous outbreak of severe storms will strike the northern High Plains and Canadian Prairies on Wednesday.
Evacuations and closed roads as wildfires continue to burn across the United States.
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Alpena, MI (1992)
Wet snow mixed with rain during the afternoon hours.
George Washington, "Have now had one of the severest droughts ever known."
Fargo, ND (1957)
Tornado tore a 56 mile-long, 800 yard wide path through the city. A total of 329 homes were totally destroyed and 10 people were killed. The tornado caused $10 million damage.