The chilliest air of the season so far will yield frosty mornings around Atlanta and the suburbs through Saturday.
Folks heading out in the mornings may need to scrape the windshield and warm the car up for a few minutes beforehand.
In the coldest spots, temperatures can dip to freezing with the coldest morning likely to be Saturday throughout the region.
Tender potted plants should be brought indoors. Plants worth salvaging in the ground should be covered.
A large area of high pressure will drift southward from the Midwest and is forecast to settle over the interior South.
It will not be until later in the weekend when temperatures will begin to rebound.
As a consolation to the chilly air, much of the time will be free of clouds right through Sunday.
Temperatures on Sunday for the Atlanta Marathon will start off in the mid-40s at 7:00 a.m., but will climb into the lower 60s by noon.
There is a chance of temperatures dipping to 32 degrees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Ga., Saturday morning. For reference, the earliest the temperature has reached freezing at the airport was on Oct. 18, 1948.
A storm will bring snow and ice that will lead to slippery travel along a 1,500-mile swath from northern Arkansas and Georgia to Maine early next week.
Spring of 2016 could rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
The next windstorm to target Europe will narrowly miss the United Kingdom on Saturday before a cold snap settles in for Valentine’s Day and Monday.
Passengers on the latest voyage of Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas faced the complete opposite of a care-free, relaxing experience after an encounter with a ferocious storm in the Atlantic.
Bedford, PA (1979)
Mid Atlantic (1983)
Blizzard of 83 struck hard. Philadelphia, PA picks up 21.3' of snow, the third greatest snowfall ever recorded. 22.8" fell in Baltimore, MD. 25.2" of snow in Allentown, PA with thunder and lightening. Snow in Allentown fell at rate of 5" per hour at height of the storm. 30" bury Harper's Ferry WV. 16.6" of snow blankets the nation's capital. 22" of snow fell at NYC's La Guardia Airport.
Chicago, IL (1999)
70 degrees, new record high for date.