Through Wednesday night, the next storm system will bring snow, rain and storms to the East Coast.
A developing storm system will make landfall in the Southeast on Tuesday. It will bring rain and thunderstorms to Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana.
Strong storms are possible Wednesday from the Gulf Coast to Carolinas. They will be followed by heavy rains in certain areas.
Further north, the storm system will move into the Northeast and meet with cold air. This will bring the possibility of wet snow from Pennsylvania, central New Jersey, and New England.
Snow accumulations between 3 and 6 inches are most likely to occur on grassy surfaces, and at higher elevations in the Adirondacks and Green-White Mountains.
Some flakes may also be seen in New York, Hartford and Connecticut along the I-95 corridor. However, wet roads with a few inches of snow will be most likely to occur in large metropolitan areas.
Washington will not get snow but rain for several hours, with temperatures in the upper 30s to 40s.
The Northeast and New England will have to contend with March snow as will much of the Rocky Mountain Region.
March is the snowiest month of the year for most Rockies locations. It will live up its reputation this week.
By Tuesday morning, winter alerts had been up in northern Montana, south through southern Colorado, and east to parts of Nebraska or Kansas.
The Rockies' highest elevations could be covered in fresh snow through Thursday. Lower amounts, such as 3 to 6 inches, are more likely to cover parts of the central Plains.
As if the snowfall wasn't enough for millions to fall back into winter mode, temperatures will drop dramatically after a few warm days.
High temperatures Monday, which were between 15 and 30 degrees above the average, led to many record highs in the East. Washington reached 80 degrees and experienced one of the earliest 80-degree days ever recorded.
High temperatures are expected to drop 20-30 degrees below Monday's forecast on Tuesday. Although the temperatures will be colder than usual after the spring tease they will still be within the normal range for March.
The East will heat up through the week, while the Rockies & Plains will cool down from the next blast of Arctic air.
These past days have served as a reminder of how March can often feature extreme weather conditions on both the warm and cold ends of the spectrum.
Millions are struggling with the sudden shift from 70s and 80s into snow. It's not unusual to see snow after the first 70 degree day of Spring.