Two storm systems are causing dangerous weather conditions from the Midwest to the Northeast.
The beginning of January is set to look much like December, which brought the coldest weather some areas had seen in decades.
North Dakota officials banned travel in the northeastern part of the state due to near zero visibility.
Meanwhile in New England, crews have been working around the clock to restore power to areas that have been without heat and electricity for a week.
In Maine alone, a snow storm has caused more than 5,000 power outages, just a week after an ice storm left part of the state in the dark. A winter storm watch is in effect for much of Vermont through Monday afternoon.
There is more bad weather on the way before the new year and some places could get as much as one foot of snow.
"Thursday to Friday there is a potential for a very bad storm, what we call a nor'easter. There is potential for heavy snow late in the week for New York City," said Guy Walton, a meteorologist at The Weather Channel.