The country should begin to thaw early next week, exposing the extent of the storm damage in the East Coast, Southeast and at devastated Texas, where there is a critical drinking water deficit and several residents remain under a boil-water advisory.
Officials in Harris County, Texas, the nation's third most populous country, reported 10 hypothermia deaths on Friday and more than 600 carbon monoxide poisoning cases.
Nearly four dozen people in Texas -- where several residents froze to death in their houses without electricity or drinkable water -- along with nine other states hit by the storm had reportedly expired as of Friday.
A swath from the Plains into the Northeast may even experience frigid states between Sunday and Monday, and the upper Midwest should anticipate two to four inches of snow throughout this interval.
Farther south, forecasts call for isolated thunderstorms in both the Mississippi Valley and Southeast. It is a system that will strengthen, producing snow over the central Appalachians and portions of the Northeast on Monday.
In the Northwest, snow and lower-elevation rain will last through the weekend.