The storm caused deaths and damage in the Southeast and stranded motorists on highways in the Midwest. It is expected to bring heavy rain to the Northeast, parts of which got a foot of snow on Sunday.
Large swaths of the U.S. have faced an intense winter storm over the past several days. Hundreds of thousands were without power and weather advisories were issued across the country.
Major winter storms continue to hit parts of the U.S. — upending travel, closing roads, and leaving thousands of households in the dark.
A major winter storm is continuing to bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions and significant ice from California to the Northeast on Thursday.
Heavy snow and high winds are causing blizzard conditions in the Upper Midwest. It's the latest stage of a three-day storm that's placed over half the country under winter weather warnings.
The winter storm will bring "a large swath of heavy snow from the West Coast to the Northeast" this week, the National Weather Service says.
The term forecasters are using to describe the overall weather pattern is "anomalous" — for its unusual cold and warmth. In California, it could be the coldest storm in years.
The weather service said "life-threatening cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills will create a potentially life-threatening hazard for travelers that become stranded" or people who work outside.
Nationwide, thousands of flights were canceled or delayed. In some places, temperatures dropped more than 30 degrees in an hour. Wind chills reached well below zero. Inches of snow fell.
A destructive winter storm marched across the U.S., delivering blizzard-like conditions to the Great Plains hours after tornadoes touched down in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and in Louisiana.