Arctic air to continue into weekend

Federico Mansilla
Enero 13, 2018

Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher said residents should call 911 if they have no heat.

In fact, four people died over the weekend due to these low temperatures, including two men who were believed to have frozen to death in Milwaukee, Reuters reported.

The National Weather Service expects a 50 percent chance of rain during the day Thursday, with a high temperature around 59 degrees. The snowfall made for slippery roads as it continued to fall later in the morning. The city could see up to 2 inches of snow and sleet on Wednesday. It will become all rain after 8 a.m., the weather service said. Winds will be W at 10-15 miles per hour.

The cold snap should start to fade on Saturday.

And if you are waiting for a warm up, it will be the middle of next week before we rise above the freezing mark, according to Accuweather.com. East wind around 10 miles per hour.

"This has potential to be the coldest airmass of the season, with widespread wind chills of -10 to -20 degrees early Friday and Saturday morning".

According to the National Weather Service forecast office in Wilmington, with an arctic air mass remaining in place across the region, the warmest predicted temperature will occur on Wednesday when forecasters say the high will reach 18 degrees.

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Whether or not it's breaking records, the cold this year is nothing to trifle with, forecasters warned.

Atlanta hospitals were seeing a surge in emergency room visits for hypothermia and other ailments as temperatures plunge well below freezing.

The average high temperature in January in Brainerd is 20 degrees and the average low is 1.7 degrees below zero.

As far as the high and low temperatures, that will be 59 and 41, with the wind continuing overnight but not as strong. Police said both drivers only sustained minor injuries.

And in New York, The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that transportation officials suspended the Newburgh-Beacon commuter ferry service on Tuesday because of icy conditions on the Hudson River.

As Chicago ushers into the New Year's Day of 2018, the USA third largest city is also embracing the coldest day this winter, with high at minus 15 Celsius degrees and low expected to be minus 20 Celsius degrees.

Monday is expected to have a slight chance of rain but otherwise should be partly sunny, with a high near 68. "I'm pretty sure last year at New Year's lots of families were in the park playing catch, Frisbee football and stuff like that". Despite the cold weather, the district plans to serve lunch at several schools for those students in need of a meal.

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