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)
Unsettled weather will rule in Atlanta this weekend and into next week, with the chance of thunderstorms each day.
The mercury will continue to soar in Seattle throughout the weekend and into early next week with temperatures reaching near record highs Sunday through Tuesday.
Another visit from the Polar Vortex will deliver unseasonably cool air to the Midwest, preceded by rounds of thunderstorms, including severe weather.
Welcome dry weather for cleanup efforts across Japan in the wake of Neoguri will be brief.
As the Northeast continues to clean up from destructive storms early this week, more rounds of severe weather loom for early next week.
Heat-related dangers will be on the rise over the weekend for much of the Northwest as scorching heat settles in.
Gulf of Mexico (1979)
Hurricane Bob, 140 miles SSW of New Orleans moved ashore at Grand Isle, LA; New Orleans had 70-mph gusts, trees and power lines went down. Gulfport, MS had 6 inches of rain in 24 hours. Four tornadoes, 2 in SE Louisiana, 1 in Florida and 1 in SE Alabama. A total of 2.16 inches of rain in Baton Rouge, LA in 6 hours.
Medina, TX (1988)
Close to 13 inches of rain; flash flooding killed 2 people.
Pacific Northwest (1990)
Record 100-degree heat from California north to Idaho and Oregon.