High winds, slashing rain and heavy snow will whip areas of Northwestern Europe from the United Kingdom to Scandinavia on Thursday and Friday.
Travel by road, rail, sea and air will be subject to delay or cancelation.
The worst of the storm will target northern and central UK, along with the nearby Irish Republic, on Thursday into Friday night.
Wind speeds of 40 to 60 mph (about 65-95 km/h) will be reached in many areas, and winds may top 75 mph (120 km/h) at sea and over hills.
Heavy, wind-blown snow will cover higher ground in Scotland, where open areas of the Highlands could get a blizzard. Snow will also lay over hills of Ireland to northern England.
Thursday night and Friday, the storm center will shift east to Scandinavia. At this time, the highest winds on land will target coastal areas of Denmark, southern Sweden, northern Germany and Netherlands.
Heavy snow will blanket much of eastern Norway with upwards of 1 foot (30 cm) burying Oslo. Heavy snow will reach into western Sweden.
A storm system will move into California on Tuesday but it will not press far enough south to bring needed rains to the Los Angeles area.
After taking a tumble Easter Sunday, temperatures will quickly rebound in New York City on Monday.
Despite some rain chances in Minneapolis, it should remain fairly mild for this time of year.
Following a seasonable Easter Sunday, milder air is headed back to Philadelphia on Monday.
Another surge of milder air is headed to Washington, D.C., after Easter Sunday.
It will be a partly sunny and warm Easter day across Chicago.
Providence, RI (1976)
Second day of early season heat wave, 98 degrees in northeastern part of the city.
Central Europe (1991)
Cold outbreak: 12" of snow in the Swiss Alps; temperature dropped to 26 degrees in Berlin.
Lexington, MA (1775)
Lexington-Concord Day; crisp anticyclone morning at 0700: 45.7 degrees, 29 56" rising, wind west, force 1, "very fair" sky - Prof. Winthrop noted at Cambridge, MA: "Battle of Concord will put a stop to observing."