The weather is looking pretty good for many of the U.S.’s major cities this winter, with a new snowfall forecast, a slight wind chill and some milder temperatures expected.
However, there are still a few big cities to watch for, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston and Philadelphia.
The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit or below this weekend in some parts of the Northeast.
The cold weather is expected to continue through Monday, and the cold air is expected in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and D.c. as well as other places around the country.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that Hurricane Sandy will strengthen and reach hurricane strength later this week.
If Sandy were to reach the Atlantic, it would be a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and a maximum sustained wind gust of 50 mph.
For more storm weather, see the latest forecast, weather maps and warnings.
(MORE: Hurricane Sandy: Where you can expect the heaviest snowfall and highest winds ) If you live in New Jersey, Boston and New York are the top three places to expect heavy snowfall, according to the Weather Channel.
The storm is forecast to hit the area over New Jersey and New England.
Philadelphia and New Jersey are expected for some of the most severe winter weather in years.
The Philadelphia area has already had at least three snowfalls in a single day this week, according the weather service.
The storm is expected as a Category 2 storm with winds of 110 mph and gusts of 40 mph.
For more on this storm, see Snowfall and Winter Storm Warning.
The weather service says Boston is the third most likely location to see more snowfall this winter.
The forecast is looking good for the region with a 2 to 4 inch snowfall total expected over parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Temperatures will be in the 40s or below in the central part of the state.
In addition to the snow, the National Weather Services forecasts the threat of a cold front moving into the Northeast this week in the form of a front that is expected from the eastern half of the country from the mid-Atlantic coast.
At least one area of the eastern U..
S. will be colder than -30 degrees Fahrenheit.
The area is expected for a wind chill of 10 degrees on Sunday, with the coldest temperature recorded so far on December 20, according Weather Channel meteorologist Mike McCright.
Snow will also fall in the Carolinas, New England, the Northeast, Midwest and South.
Some areas may get snow in the Northeast on Sunday with a chance of up to 6 inches in the New England area and possibly even as much as 10 inches in some locations.
Tempe, Arizona, has also seen the heaviest accumulation of snow in January, with up to a foot of snow estimated for the mountains there, according NBC station KPNX.
Winter storm warnings remain in effect for the Southeast and Southeast Florida.
The Southeast Florida Forecast Center is reporting that a storm front is moving in from the east and may bring snow, freezing rain and strong winds to the area.
A winter storm warning has been issued for portions of the Carolina coast for the next few days.
All weather warnings will remain in place until at least Monday morning, and snow is expected.