Bitter cold this week

Temperatures dive into the single digits this week, falling steadily through Friday morning. Highs on Thursday will struggle to break the single digits and the wind chill could drop to the negative teens.  

The first real arctic blast of the season hits this week. Last week's cold was just a preview. With the fresh snow pack across the northern half of the country, this air from Siberia will have little warming before it gets here. 

Wednesday morning temperatures will start in the teens and there's little warm-up. 

Wednesday afternoon temperatures will still be in the teens. 

Thursday morning will start in the single digits...

and a warm-up is unlikely, temps may struggle to break into the double digits in the afternoon. 

The coldest temperatures this week will be felt Friday morning, as lows will near zero. 

This cold air will impact the entire Great Lakes region. Factoring in the wind chill and it could feel like the negative teens. That could prompt advisories for the end of the week. While very cold, it's not quite record breaking. Record lows for this time of year are in the low negative number range. 

This week is cold but pretty uneventful snow-wise. We'll keep tabs on our next significant storm system this weekend the could bring snow Friday, changing to a messy mix Saturday. 

Stay with the ABC-57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Team for updates

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