Frigid weather will dominate the Harrisburg, Pa., area through Friday.
Temperatures are projected to average 15 to 25 degrees below the normal high of 44 F for late February.
The city and much of the Northeast are forecast to be in for wintry precipitation beginning later this weekend.
The heaviest snow, ice and rain are likely later Sunday through Monday. Another push of cold air will follow.
Until then, episodes of snow will generally be light and more of a nuisance.
The details on the storm, timing and which forms of precipitation are likely to dominate will follow in the days ahead.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Midday every weekday at noon EST. We will be talking about the return of cold air in the Midwest and East, as well as more storms and the potential for rain in California.
This week, rounds of snow, rain and ice pummeled areas from Oklahoma City to Boston, creating treacherous travel conditions and causing widespread power outages in the tens of thousands across the country.
After nearly 9 feet of snow this winter for the Boston area, many residents are trying to make the best of the snow-clogged conditions.
Heavy rain will soak the Gulf Coast and expand into the Southeast early this week, perhaps bringing isolated flooding but also helping to battle the drought.
As arctic air is held at bay next week, warmth will build from the West to the Central states, while the temperatures rebound to seasonable levels in the Northeast.
Interstate 64 was closed between Reidland and Cadiz, Kentucky, due to heavy snowfall. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear activated the Kentucky National Guard to assist stranded motorists.
An upcoming thaw will raise concerns for flooding and ice jams in parts of the Midwest and East through the middle of March.
Milton Exp. Station, FL (1954)
4" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall in state history, also greatest single storm total.
Pensacola, FL (1954)
2.1" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall in city's history, also greatest single storm total.
East Coast (1962)
Great Atlantic Coast Storm caused over $200 million damage from New England to Florida. Major shoreline erosion from Long Island to North Carolina from 40 foot waves, 70 mph winds. Deep snow piled up in Virginia Mountains. Big Meadows/Blue Ridge Mts. (6th-7th) had 42.0" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall.