Two storms in the East and one across the Rockies will bring the opportunity for snow as well as the risk for slippery travel to many on Thursday.
A southern snowstorm that brought around a foot to parts of Mississippi and Alabama and heavy snow to Charlotte to Raleigh will make a brush with the mid-Atlantic coast Thursday morning before heading out to sea.
An inch or so of snow is forecast around Washington, D.C. It is possible that a similar snowfall or enough to make roads slippery will extend to Philadelphia and near the New York City area on Thursday.
Commuters should expect delays due to slippery roads and aircraft deicing activities during Thursday morning and midday from eastern Virginia and Maryland to Delaware, southern New Jersey and part of Long Island. Up to a few inches of snow will fall in this swath.
Boston could see intermittent snow during the midday and afternoon with steadier snow out towards the Cape. Snow will diminish toward the evening hours.
Since temperatures will rebound slightly ahead of the next arctic push, much of the snow that falls during the midday and afternoon hours in the coastal Northeast would tend to melt on most major roads that have been treated.
Not too far off to the west, another disturbance will bring a little snow to portions of the Midwest and the interior Northeast.
A clipper system that brought around a half of a foot of snow across parts of Iowa and a couple of inches of snow in Chicago will continue to track eastward through Thursday night.
During Wednesday afternoon, snow swept through Omaha, Nebraska, with plunging temperatures. Roads around the Omaha metro area became slushy and slippery as temperatures fell nearly 20 degrees Fahrenheit in two hours.
Intermittent snow will spread to St. Louis, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh during Thursday with the potential for slippery roads and sidewalks.
Most areas will receive less than an inch with this system as it slowly weakens. As the clipper storm moves into the Northeast, it will tug on the southern snowstorm.
More Snow to Fall Across the Rockies
The West will also have its fair share of snow over the coming days as a stormy pattern takes shape across the region.
Snow will fall on Thursday along the Rockies and will precede a large storm forecast to hit the West Friday into the weekend.
According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews, “Denver is closing in on a top five snowfall for February.”
Denver has received 17.9 inches of snow for February 2015, as of Wednesday. The fifth snowiest February was in 1909 and 1960, when 18.3 inches of snow fell. The top snowiest February for Denver was in 1912, when 22.1 inches of snow fell.
“Denver tends to get the most snow in the fall and spring, versus the middle of the winter,” Andrews said.
Another couple of inches can fall in Denver Thursday with heavier amounts in the foothills. Santa Fe and perhaps even Albuquerque could get some snow Thursday night.
In the wake of the snow, the blast of arctic air will sweep from the Midwest to the Northeast for the balance of the week.
The new surge of cold can challenge daily record lows and could place February 2015 as one of the coldest Februarys on record.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jordan Root contributed to this article.