Majority of US dealing with deep mid-winter chill as temperatures plummet over weekend

More than 60 million Americans remain under cold and snow alerts as of Saturday afternoon.

Friday's storm made for a winter wonderland in many parts of the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast as Philadelphia picked up 4.6 inches of snow from the storm along with a few reports of up to 6 inches nearby in southern New Jersey.

That storm moved out to sea on Friday night, but lake effect snow bands will stick around for at least another few days.

Meanwhile, an intense snow band walloped northwestern Indiana yesterday, dropping 32 inches of snow in less than 24 hours in Pinola.

In Fort Myers, Florida, the wind chill may dip to 15 degrees on Sunday morning. Wind chills will reach the 20s and 10s all along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida on Sunday morning.

PHOTO: Arctic blast weather graphic (ABC News)
PHOTO: Arctic blast weather graphic (ABC News)

Freeze Warnings will continue Sunday morning for the South from east Texas to Florida's Atlantic coast and includes cities such as New Orleans and Jacksonville.

In Memphis, Tennessee, the entire city is under a precautionary boil water advisory due to a multitude of burst pipes and "a significant loss of pressure to the drinking water system."

Meanwhile, coastal rain and heavy mountain snow will continue across much of the West over the next several days.

Some of the heaviest rain for California is expected on Sunday and Monday, prompting a Flood Watch for Sacramento and surrounding areas due to 2-4" of rainfall accumulation potential.

PHOTO: Active in the west weather graphic (ABC News)
PHOTO: Active in the west weather graphic (ABC News)

Between 1-2 feet of snow is possible in the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountains between Saturday and Tuesday.

Rain will begin falling on Monday in the Heartland – with freezing rain possibly impacting the morning commute in parts of Missouri and potentially the Monday afternoon commute in Chicago.

Heavy and long-lasting rains are possible in Louisiana and Mississippi – beginning on Monday and lasting into Thursday. This may lead to 6-10" of rainfall accumulation and certainly that will come with flood risks.

Rain is set to reach the Northeast on Tuesday night and continue through at least Thursday. Generally 1-3" of rain is possible in the Northeast with heavier amounts in the mid-Atlantic.

PHOTO: Slowly warming weather graphic (ABC News)
PHOTO: Slowly warming weather graphic (ABC News)

Next week, high temperatures will reach back to typical winter conditions and then slowly rise above average. Highs are quickly back in the 80s for Tampa, Florida, by Wednesday and in the 40s from Kansas City to New York City mid-week.

The warmth will continue into next weekend as well with temperatures expected to be above average throughout the majority of the Lower 48 to end the month of January.

However, that doesn't mean it will be dry. There will be a system moving slowly across the U.S. that's going to bring heavy rain to much of the nation, with snow for some areas as well, including the Rockies, upper Midwest and upper New England.

-ABC News' Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.

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