A new push of frigid air will trigger the next round of wintry precipitation across the Midwest and Northeast in the form of intermittent snow and snow showers during the middle of the week.
While the snow showers will vary in intensity from place to place, they will bring the risk of slippery roads and sidewalks, as well as flight delays due to deicing operations.
The snow showers will dip as far south as portions of Tennessee and North Carolina and will reach as far east as the Atlantic coast.
The snow showers will generally not be as intense, nor as organized as that of this past weekend. However, they can be heavy enough to bring a sudden drop in visibility, a quick coating of snow on area highways and a rapid freeze-up.
Where the snow showers persist, a couple of inches of snow can accumulate.
Motorists should prepare for rapidly changing weather conditions along the Interstate 64, I-70, I-79, I-80, I-90, I-81 and I-95 corridors.
The snow showers will spread southeastward across the Midwest into Wednesday and will begin during the Wednesday midday hours in the Appalachians. The snow showers are forecast to commence during the Wednesday evening rush hour in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England coasts.
Frigid air rivaling that of early this week will push from the Midwest to the East and South following the snow showers.
As temperatures fall any areas made wet and slushy by the snow showers will freeze, including around the major cities of Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Southern cities such as Charlotte, North Carolina, Nashville and Richmond, Virginia, may receive a snow shower or two during Wednesday.
From eastern Massachusetts to Maine, snow showers can develop during the day Wednesday and continue at night.
The new push of arctic air will set the stage for another large scale winter storm that will unfold over the Central states late this week.
The new storm will spread into the Eastern states this weekend.
AccuWeather.com will continue to provide updates on the ongoing waves of cold air and winter storms.