Bitterly cold air directly from the Arctic Circle will move across the snow covered regions of Canada and finally into the U.S. by late Friday. This frigid air (which comes from the coldest place on earth), will be released into our area by the weekend.
Highs will drop into the lower teens and single digits by the weekend with possibility of lows below zero.
We will see gusty winds as this frigid air moves in and that will create wind chill values overnight Saturday into Sunday and maybe even colder by Monday morning. Wind chills could be as low as -15° to -20° below zero. There are indications that this brutally cold air will stick around through early next week.
We will continue tracking this cold air mass and update you with the latest information as this bitterly cold air approaches.