Detroit will get a break from snow around the middle of the week, as milder air arrives for the city.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
As warmer air pays a brief visit to the Central and Eastern states, delays from rain, fog, ice and snow will be on the increase this weekend for early holiday travelers.
A parade of snowstorms has been taking aim at the U.S. recently, increasing the chances for many to see a White Christmas.
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A dramatic warmup is in store for Cleveland after days of frigid conditions in the city.
New Haven, CT (1779)
First big snowstorm of "Hard Winter" - 17" at New Haven.
Valparaiso, IN (1981)
Heavy lake effect snowburst dumps 22" in just a 3-hour period.
Record snowfall: Spokane, WA - 20.9"; Yakima, WA - 21.4".