There will be two fast-moving areas of snow to watch during the first weekend of spring: one that is spreading across northern New England and the other that will move through part of the mid-South.
The areas of snow and the return of colder air will put another damper on outdoor activities.
Where the snow falls heavily, another round of travel problems are possible.
A stripe of accumulating snow will continue to spread across upstate New York and northern New England, as well as neighboring areas of Canada.
A few inches of snow can fall in part of this swath as it moves along from west to east spanning throughout the day Saturday.
Cities in the path of the spring snowfall include Burlington, Vt., Caribou, Maine, and Montreal.
A second area that may experience a change to wet snow will reach from parts of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri to portions of Kentucky, northern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia.
The timing for this southern wintry precipitation is Saturday night over the Central states to Sunday over the Appalachians.
According to Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity, "As long as that southern storm system remains weak, it is likely to fail to bring accumulating snow over the I-95 mid-Atlantic on Sunday."
That is exactly what AccuWeather.com meteorologists anticipate to happen. Only a few wet snowflakes are expected to fly across central Virginia on Sunday.
A warm Saturday will precede the snow in the Mississippi and Ohio valley states, as well as the southern Appalachians and mid-Atlantic. High temperatures are forecast to be near 60 F at Cape Girardeau, Mo., in the 60s F around London, Ky., and close to 70 F near Roanoke, Va., on Saturday.
Folks traveling over the higher elevations of the I-77 and I-81 corridors in the southern Appalachians may want to keep an eye on the storm.
Across the mountains of northern Tennessee, northern North Carolina and southwestern Virginia is where the snow could leave a couple of inches. Outside of the mountains, little to no accumulation will occur.
Much colder air will advance to the east and south from the Mississippi River Valley to much of the Atlantic coast Saturday night and Sunday.
The fresh push of cold air could set the stage for another storm and a more broad area of snow Tuesday into Wednesday of next week from along the East Coast.
After an extended bout with frigid, arctic air gripping much of the eastern United States, the Detroit area will see a change as milder weather sets in for the new week.
After an extended bout with frigid, arctic air gripping much of the eastern United States, the Cleveland area will see a change as milder weather sets in for the new week.
This week, rounds of snow, rain and ice pummeled areas from Oklahoma City to Boston, creating treacherous travel conditions and causing widespread power outages in the tens of thousands across the country.
After nearly 9 feet of snow this winter for the Boston area, many residents are trying to make the best of the snow-clogged conditions.
Heavy rain will soak the Gulf Coast and expand into the Southeast early this week, perhaps bringing isolated flooding but also helping to battle the drought.
As arctic air is held at bay next week, warmth will build from the West to the Central states, while the temperatures rebound to seasonable levels in the Northeast.
Milton Exp. Station, FL (1954)
4" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall in state history, also greatest single storm total.
Pensacola, FL (1954)
2.1" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall in city's history, also greatest single storm total.
East Coast (1962)
Great Atlantic Coast Storm caused over $200 million damage from New England to Florida. Major shoreline erosion from Long Island to North Carolina from 40 foot waves, 70 mph winds. Deep snow piled up in Virginia Mountains. Big Meadows/Blue Ridge Mts. (6th-7th) had 42.0" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall.