Just as the atmosphere seems to have reawakened its ability to generate snowstorms across parts of the Midwest and Northeast, another expansive storm is poised to sweep across the country, bringing the threat of yet another round of accumulating snow to multiple major cities by the end of this week.
This latest storm currently drenching the Pacific Northwest with snow, ice and rain, is forecasted to rapidly traverse the nation in the coming days.
Meteorologists say its far-reaching impacts will likely lay down bands of heavy snow from as far west as Chicago and St. Louis to as far east as Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston.
Total accumulations could amount to several additional inches on the heels of this week’s earlier winter weather events.
Frigid temperatures entrenched over much of the Midwest and interior Northeast will enable snow to readily amass on roads instead of melting on contact.
The Chicago metro area is predicted to struggle to get above zero Fahrenheit on Wednesday and will likely only reach daily highs in the upper teens on Thursday.
However, the arrival of the approaching storm system will subsequently drag regional cold air back down while also unloading its wintry payload onto the city.
Early-week winter storms recently managed to halt a nearly two-year-long snow drought along the I-95 corridor of the Mid-Atlantic region that had perplexingly lacked any single accumulation of an inch or more of snow.
Cities, including Washington, D.C., picked up 2 to 5 inches of snow from one far-reaching system a couple of days ago.
Over the past weekend, a separate storm walloped locales around Chicago with anywhere from 6 to 12+ inches of heavy snowfall, marking the Windy City’s most significant snow event in two years.