After a frigid drop in temperatures to begin the workweek, Wednesday marked a rebound towards some warmer conditions.
Leading up to the weekend, each day will feature mostly sunny skies, with intermittent clouds appearing more frequently each day as the week goes on. Friday will also be breezier than the midweek.
Highs will moderate back up into the upper 50s through the middle 60s by the end of the workweek. Overnight lows will return to well above freezing temperatures in the highs 40s to lower 60s by Friday.
The weekend will be much warmer with highs peaking in the lower 80s, though skies will be much cloudier. A possible shower or two may crop up in the area on Saturday. Otherwise, this week should be plenty dry.
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.
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.
Winnipeg, Manitoba (1983)
Severe ice storm in the city and over southern Manitoba. Winnipeg International Airport closed until the 8th and several TV towers collapsed.