After a few flurries fly and chilly winds blow during the extended holiday weekend, frigid air will once again grip the New York City area.
The parade of Alberta Clippers streaming from western Canada to the East Coast will continue through the upcoming week.
Each clipper will be monitored for possible strengthening and the development of steadier snow along the East Coast, which happened across New England on Saturday.
However, the majority of the clippers will race offshore and struggle to bring a flurry to New York City and the other I-95 cities.
That will be the case with the clipper that delivered disruptive snow to Minneapolis, Chicagoland and Indianapolis on Saturday. Only a flurry or two will fly over New York City on Sunday.
A cool and gusty breeze will blow otherwise on Sunday and Monday as temperatures return to the lower 40s.
Highs in the lower 40s are not a sign of things to come. Instead, the polar vortex will sink southward and usher in noticeably cold air by Tuesday.
As the arctic air arrives, temperatures on Tuesday will be held to the lower 20s and a bit of snow is possible.
Temperatures will then plummet into the teens Tuesday night and then remain there through Wednesday and Wednesday night. Some suburbs will dip into the single digits Tuesday night.
More waves of frigid air should follow for the remainder of the month.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
Ski areas will welcome the fresh power that will blanket mountains from the Alps and Apennines into the Balkans.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow across southeast Europe Sunday into Monday.
As snow winds down over the Central states during the weekend between Christmas and New Year's Day, a new storm will ramp up over the Northwest and will lead to travel disruptions.
There is the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South and spotty rain and snow reach the Northeast.
As the year comes to a close and people prepare to celebrate the start of 2015, many will be bundling up as cold weather stretches from coast to coast.
Erie, PA (1982)
70 degrees; 3rd time 70 degrees or higher this month, 5 record highs this month.
Eastern States (1992)
Freezing rain and sleet created icy roads over a large area from Virginia and washington, D.C. northward to eastern Pennsylvania, southeast New York, and southern New England.
Swisshome, OR (1998)
9.90" of rain in a 30 hour period.