Colder weather for New York City this week will lead to episodes of snow.
Indications are that winter will be in no hurry to leave. Waves of arctic air and the polar vortex sinking southward will make for a cold end to February and start to March.
Wednesday through Saturday, temperatures will then struggle or fail to reach the freezing mark. A high close to 45 F is more common in New York City this time of year.
Brisk winds will create even lower AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
After a few snowflakes on Tuesday, a storm could bring a coating to an inch or so of snow and travel delays on Wednesday. Additional weak systems could bring spotty snow on Thursday and Saturday.
There could be another opportunity for snow around New York City during early next week.
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Temperatures will be a few degrees below average across the UK this weekend, but largely dry conditions are expected.
After no rain for almost a month, Santiago braces for rain early in the week. Cool air follows, spreading into Chile, Argentina and Uruguay mid-week.
There is a significant chance that Jimena will turn back toward Hawaii and threaten the islands during the second week of September.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend before July-like heat returns by next week.
Steering winds could take Ignacio, as a remnant storm, into the southeastern arm of Alaska or British Columbia during the middle days of next week.
Strong thunderstorms will roll across the Upper Midwest while rain and strong winds roar through the Northwest this weekend.
Washington, DC (1939)
"Once in a hundred-year rainstorm" 4.40 inches in 2 hours at the Washington Zoo.
Minneapolis, MN (1941)
Tornado - 5 dead - $450,000 damage.
Greatest natural disaster for Arizona. Rains in central Arizona caused rivers to rise 5-10 feet per hour, sweeping cars and buildings 30-40 feet downstream. Twenty-three lives were claimed by the floodwaters. This rain came from Tropical Storm Norma.