As cold air blasts the West and reaches the Central states, warmth will build in the East, bringing above-average temperatures to the New York City area this week.
Temperatures will peak near 60 degrees Thursday and will start Friday off well into the 50s.
Spotty showers are in the offing Thursday. However, it could get very wet Friday into Friday night as a storm moves in from the South Central states. Travel delays are possible due to fog at times, then for the drenching rain Friday.
The warmest part of the day Friday will be first thing in the morning, but temperatures will fall as the day progresses.
The weekend will be colder but odds are against significant snow or ice at the tail end of the rain late Friday night into Saturday morning in the New York area.
Another storm moving in from the South Central states could bring a wintry mix to part of the metro area later in the weekend.
Cold air and flurries are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
Snow and slippery travel will arrive in the mid-Atlantic states prior to the middle of the week.
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the Valentine's Day weekend.
Chilly air will visit New Orleans this year for the annual Mardi Gras celebrations and linger over the city until later in the week.
Warmer air will build from California to Washington into Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels and increasing the risk of wildfires in some areas.
Storm Imogen battered parts of England and Wales with powerful winds and downpours Sunday night into Monday.
Venice, Italy (1991)
Bitterly cold air over the city froze the canals for the first time since 1985.
New England (1741)
Greatest snow of Hard Winter 1740/1741: 3ft near Hartford.
Washington, D.C. (1870)
President Grant signed a measure establishing a Federal meteorological service; later assigned to Signal Corps, U.S. Army. Riverside Ranger Station 1933 -66 deg., U.S. record for Feb. (48 states). Yellowstone Park