03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Winter Storm Leaves Frigid Temps In U.S., More Snow Likely (VIDEO)

The season's first big storm has left heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures across the U.S. and it looks like we are not finished yet as the large storm pushes east:

But due to the large size of the storm, it could continue pulling a strong eastward flow over the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. That could cause heavy lake-effect snow to dumping over the eastern shores of the eastern Great Lakes.

Another 5 to 9 inches of heavy and damp snow was expected over northern New York, though western Michigan was expected to see an inch or two on Friday.

Most of the nation prepared for colder than normal temperatures: "Almost the entire Lower 48 is below normal as far as temperatures. In some cases, 20, 30 degrees," CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano said.

Watch the NBC report below.

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