There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold in the New York City area and over much of the Central and Eastern states.
Temperatures will continue to step upward during the second half of this week and could touch 50 degrees in some locations this weekend.
A period of snow and freezing rain in some locations during Friday midday will make some roads and sidewalks slippery.
The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain Saturday into Saturday night. Ice moving downstream is already causing some flooding problems.
In the wake of the storm, it will turn cooler, but not colder immediately. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.
Additional doses of warm air will swing through during next week, prior to another possible visit by the polar vortex.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the warmup on the way and any concerns for flooding.
After a period of above-average temperatures across most of the Midwest and Northeast last week, a complete reversal in the weather pattern will move in this week.
A new round of thunderstorms will bring the risk of severe weather across parts of central Texas and Oklahoma to the lower Mississippi Valley.
Global warming and climate change, two terms that are treated synonymously in most media coverage and casual debate, have been shown to spark different reactions from the American public.
As residents are far from over with the recent cold winter across the Great Lakes, Mother Nature will bring the return of snowflakes to the region this week.
An 84-year-old man died after an electrical transformer exploded due to the earthquake and caused a house fire in Xinzhuang, a Taipei suburb, The Associated Press reported.
After a string of days with temperatures in the 70s F, much cooler air has moved into the Minneapolis area this week with temperatures tumbling back into the 40s and 50s F.
Eastern New England (1991)
Deepening coastal storm: central pressure near 29.00", 55 mph winds and 3.32" of rain at Boston. Portland, ME, had 1.54" of rain in three hours. Two homes in Manchester, NH, partially unroofed. Wind gust to 128 mph on Mt. Washington. Final rain total for Portland was 4.21".
Greensboro, NC (1992)
Rainfall of 3.87".
Afton, VA (1992)
Dense fog caused a 50 vehicle pile up; two people were killed, and dozens were injured.