A storm system passing by through the South will bring a light wintry mix to the southern part of the mid-Atlantic and flurries farther north on New Year's Day.
A small accumulation of snow is in store for part of the central Appalachians with a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain possible in part of the West Virginia/Virginia/western Maryland mountains into Tuesday.
For most areas east of the Appalachians, not enough frozen precipitation will fall to accumulate.
A few flurries can fly in New York City with a little wet snow and sleet switching to a dash of plain rain around Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Of the major cities in the mid-Atlantic, Pittsburgh has the best shot at picking up an inch or so of natural confetti. A wintry mix is forecast for Charleston, W.Va.
Folks traveling along I-79 and portions of I-64, I-68, I-76 and I-80 through the central Appalachians should be prepared for slow and slippery travel during the first few hours of 2013. A few patches of snow and a wintry mix could reach part of the I-81 corridor from Pennsylvania to northern Virginia.
Rain will fall from southeastern Virginia and the lower part of the Delmarva Peninsula to North Carolina along I-95.
While accumulating snow has avoided the I-95 cities from New York City to Washington, D.C., there will be plenty of snow on the slopes in ski country through the coming weekend, thanks to the cold weather. (Photos.com image)
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
New England (1804)
Extraordinary "Snow Hurricane" - snow mixed with heavy rains from Washington, D.C. on north - heavy snow in interior New England. Up to 2 feet in Green Mountains of Vermont.
A few snow flakes in Philadelphia, PA (trace). Also a trace of snow in Baltimore, MD.
Damaging hailstorms - $7.5 million loss to crops.