Another snowstorm just three days before the official start of spring threatens the Monday commute in the Mid-Atlantic, with several inches of snow expected from St. Louis to Philadelphia, forecasters said.
Government forecasters predicted Thursday that the weather system known as El Nino could return this year. It could bring much-needed rain to the West. Ninety-five percent of California is in drought, and some scientists are now warning of a megadrought.
Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.