Cold weather will dominate the Philadelphia area into the weekend.
Temperatures are projected to average 15 to 25 degrees below the normal high of 47 F for late February into the weekend.
The city and much of the Northeast are forecast to be in for major wintry precipitation beginning later this weekend.
The heaviest snow, ice and rain are likely Sunday night to Monday night. The storm will not only bring the potential for major disruptions to travel and daily activities, but also the risk of power outages.
Until then, episodes of snow will generally be more of a nuisance.
Another push of cold air will follow the storm.
The details on the storm, timing and which forms of precipitation are likely to dominate will follow in the days ahead.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Midday every weekday at noon EST. We will be talking about the return of cold air in the Midwest and East, as well as more storms and the potential for rain in California.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use by those along much of the Interstate-95 corridor as rain moves northward during the middle of the week.
Temperatures will rebound across the Northeast this coming weekend, after a setback with clouds and rain along the coast before Friday.
A storm from the Pacific Ocean will first raise the fire danger in California, then bring cooler air and spotty rain for firefighting efforts.
A chilly start to fall has provided a sufficient cold blast to bring out the vibrant colors of autumn leaves.
A melting alpine glacier on Mount Shasta in northern California created a messy situation as the flowing ice water turned into a disruptive mudslide with more harmful rainfall on the way.
A storm moving up the Atlantic coast with rain will briefly disrupt the dry weather and warming trend this week around Washington, D.C.
Chadron (NW part of state) 38 degrees. Kearney (eastern part of state) 90 degrees at same hour.
Pittsburgh, PA (1989)
Trace of snow at the airport (11:00 a.m.) Actually fell as ice pellets for 8 minutes, but counts as the earliest snow on record. The old record was a trace on Sept. 24, 1928.
Kansas City, MO (1993)
Severe early morning thunderstorm brings 90 mph wind gusts to the area.