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Winter Chill Returns: Philadelphia, New York, Boston

Last weekend's taste of spring across the Northeast has left many wondering when warmer temperatures might make a comeback. Unfortunately, chilly weather, and the threat for snow, is here to stay through at least the weekend.

While some warm air with temperatures near 50 degrees will linger Wednesday across the I-95 corridor from Washington D.C. to Boston, temperatures will only reach the 30s and lower 40s across inland areas from Pittsburgh to Albany.

By the time Thursday rolls around, temperatures will tumble everywhere with highs only making it to the 30s and 40s even in the I-95 corridor.

With the lower temperatures will also come the threat for some rain or snow showers, especially across interior sections of the Northeast and locations downwind of the lakes. A stray flake or sprinkle cannot be ruled out for Baltimore or Boston either.

Snow showers and squalls will be most abundant Wednesday and Thursday for cities such as Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Syracuse, State College and Burlington.

Snowfall accumulations will be nothing more than a coating to an inch in most areas, but 1-3 inches or more are possible in the favored lake-effect regions, such as Erie and Bradford in Pennsylvania.

Those traveling on interstates 80, 90 and 81, among others, will need to keep a sharp eye on the road as snow showers and squalls create dangerous driving conditions. Visibility can often plummet to near zero in snow squalls as blinding snow quickly slickens the pavement.

A break in the snow showers and squalls is in store for the day on Friday, but temperatures will still linger a few degrees below average for most of the Northeast.

Saturday and the first part of the weekend will arrive with the risk of more steady snow. While this will not be another powerhouse winter storm, accumulating snow is still a possibility from Buffalo eastward to Albany and Boston.

Looking even further down the road, there are no major signs pointing to a pronounced warmup across the Northeast, even into next week, when the next major storm will threaten the region.

Stay with AccuWeather.com for the latest on this chilly and potentially stormy pattern ahead.