The storm system that is currently chugging through the Pacific Northwest and spreading snow, rain, and ice is going to push over the Rockies and deposit more precipitation across the Midwest before moving into the Northeast by the end of the week.
This weather maker carries the possibility of delivering accumulating snowfall in a large swath from Chicago, down into Nashville, and into Boston with all points in between in the potential path. Here is a more detailed look at what you can expect for the central and eastern U.S. in the coming days.
Cold Temperatures Will Support Production of More Wintry Precipitation
Temperatures are forecast to remain low enough for the Midwest and the interior portions of the Northeast, supporting the development of more snow that will continue to stick around rather than melt. A slight warming trend across the middle of the U.S. on Thursday will quickly be erased by Friday as another mass of frigid air settles in over the region.
It has already been a snowy week for the eastern half of the nation. Monday night's storm ended the nearly two-year long snow drought in cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
A different storm system at the end of last week sent nearly a foot of snow in some places across the Chicago metro area, making it the most significant snow event for the Windy City over the last two winter seasons.
The downward trajectory in temperatures will work to freeze over some of the snow that has melted across New York City and other areas in the region. You can expect the temperatures to take a tumble again by Friday night in the Big Apple.