Another storm will track from the central Plains to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys on Friday, before reaching the East Coast Friday night and Saturday.
The storm has the potential to bring a new round of travel disruptions to parts of the South and East that were hit with the winter storm at midweek and some places that escaped the storm in the Midwest.
The storm is forecast to remain rather weak with light to moderate snowfall along most of its journey. However, it could bring just enough snow to shovel and plow from parts of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to much of Kentucky and Tennessee on Friday.
A swath of snow will affect portions of North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York during part of Friday night. A couple of inches could fall on parts of these states.
On the southern edge of the storm, a wintry mix may fall in part of northern Alabama, northern Georgia, central and southeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. Just enough could fall to make some roads slippery once again.
According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson, "As the storm swings out over the Atlantic Ocean late Friday night and Saturday, it is likely to strengthen."
How much strengthening occurs will determine how much snow falls and how strong winds get over Long Island, southeastern New England and the Maritimes.
Major cities that have a chance at receiving a period or two of accumulating snow from the new storm include St. Louis, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Tenn., Roanoke, Va., Pittsburgh, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.
Despite the piling on nature of the storms of late, there is light at the end of the tunnel for warm weather fans.
Steering-level winds will shift later next week allowing warmer air now building over the Southwest to expand northward and eastward.
The upcoming pattern will deliver a thaw. In addition to the release of winter's grip in many areas, concerns for ice jam flooding may be raised.