Old man winter ain't through with us

Polar vortex to hit again

Subfreezing highs in the 20s and lower 30s will be common throughout the Northeast. In late February, such highs are 10 to 20 degrees below normal.

Bouts of gusty winds ushering in the frigid air will create even lower AccuWeather.com RealFeel temperatures.

"One reason for the cold blast carrying more weight than you might expect is the fact that the Great Lakes are largely frozen over," Sosnowski continued.

"The air will not moderate to the extent as if most of the lakes were not frozen. In addition, while the amount and extent of the snow on the ground has diminished, many areas north of I-70 have retained some sort of snow cover."

With fresh snow also re-entering the picture, some communities will have snow cover once again increase.

Initially, nuisance snow events with amounts generally on the order of a coating to an inch or two will streak across the Midwest and Northeast through Tuesday.

The greatest chance of snow in the Northeast--including the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Boston--will come on Wednesday as a low tracks off the East Coast.

Although accumulations are expected to be on the lighter side, they may still lead to some minor travel delays including flight delays and cancelations.

Later in the week and through the start of March, with the cold air still in place and storms finally returning rain and mountain snow to California, the path could be laid for one or more disruptive snowstorms to travel from the Rockies to the Plains to the East Coast.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists will continue to monitor the potential for such snowstorms and will give more information as it becomes available.

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Kristina Pydynowski is a Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com

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