Cold Blast Settles Across Much of the Nation
A blast of cold air has settled across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. Wind chills this morning were well below zero in the Upper Midwest, with some areas near 30 below zero this morning. Wind Chill Advisories blanket the Northern Plains through the Western Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley. Wind Chill Watches have been posted for parts of New England.
Wind Chills will fall to levels colder than 20 below zero tonight in the Upper Midwest, and that area shifts into New England Friday morning.
An area of high pressure settling southward from Canada is pulling down cold air from near the Arctic Circle. The high will shift from the Plains tonight to the Mid Atlantic by Friday.
High temperatures will remain in the single digits through the Upper Midwest into Friday. Some areas may not climb above zero. Highs only in the teens will be felt in the Northeast on Friday.
Another blast of cold air will push across the country into next week, keeping below average temperatures around for a while. Only the Southeast will see readings above normal next week.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels