Posted January 4, 2018 9:25 p.m. EST
The storm that brought blizzard conditions, coastal flooding and power failures to New England and windswept snow as far south as the coastal Southeast will retreat north Friday across Canada. Strong winds are expected in the wake of the massive storm, from the Midwest to much of the East Coast. The wind will usher in another mass of arctic air, which may result in the lowest temperatures of the season in coastal areas of the Northeast. As the frigid air passes over the Great Lakes, bands of snow are projected to continue downwind of the lakes, extending to the central Appalachians.
Areas from the Southeast and the Great Plains to the Rockies and the Southwest can expect dry weather and at least partial sunshine. Cold air lingers east of the Rockies, with mild air remaining to the west. As the mild air presses east this weekend, snow and ice will develop over the north-central states.
Rain is in store from Northern California to western Washington. Some ice is expected east of the Cascades in Washington, while snow falls on the high country of the Cascades and the northern Sierra Nevada.
FOCUS: Wintry Mix Early Next Week
A weak storm will move from the Plains to the southern Appalachians on Saturday night through Monday night. North of the storm, snow, sleet and ice will stretch from the Ohio Valley to the Middle Atlantic States, which may disrupt travel.