Another round of cold air will filter east on Friday and Saturday, and ahead of this Arctic air, cities like New York will get another dusting of snow on Friday, most likely making for slippery commutes, especially in the evening.
A few inches of snow will fall in parts of the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic States and the Northeast. Snow totals should stay on the mild side, with two to four inches in most places and a few pockets of about half a foot in the mountainous regions of the Central Appalachians.
After finally ending its snow drought this week, New York will see another day with more than an inch on the ground. Snow may start light in the morning but will pick up and become more widespread throughout the day. This will be an all-snow event for the area, but where the heaviest snow piles up is still a little uncertain.
High temperatures on Friday across the Plains and down into the South will be 20 to 25 degrees below normal. While not as cold as the Arctic outbreak earlier in the week, it will still be colder than many people in those areas are accustomed to. The cold will persist in the Plains and the South on Saturday and seep east, with temperatures dropping below average up and down the East Coast.
On Sunday, temperatures will begin moderating across the country. By the middle of next week, most of the United States will be near or above average, with most major cities across the country seeing high temperatures back above freezing.