Some mixing with sleet, perhaps rain, is still possible to the east and southeast. This will keep rain chances low.
On the heels of the storm, almost a dozen states braced for a blast of arctic air known as a polar vortex, which was expected to lower temperatures well below normal and far below zero.
"A large mass of Arctic air will move into the region by Wednesday bringing with it below-normal temperatures that will stick around into Friday", AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Edwards said. This shouldn't be too much trouble for commuters, with most just seeing a spotty coating at best. Some areas will get no snow at all. Additional snow accumulation of 4-6 inches. A National Weather Service warning says up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) were possible by midday. And now it's going to snow again - likely a significant amount, especially in the northern Berkshires.
The coldest air will reach the I-95 corridor late Wednesday night and Thursday.
But temperatures are expected to rebound for the weekend, melting anything that sticks to the roads in time for the big game. "An entire generation has gone by without experiencing this type of cold". Wind chills run below zero (dress very, very warmly if you need to be out) as winds blow from the northwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts. Skies become mostly cloudy very quickly too.
Tomorrow: Variable clouds, snow showers.
Risky wind chills of 20 to 35 BELOW! The numbers drop a bit more through the night under partly clear skies.
Temperatures are expected to start heading back up on Thursday, with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as 30 below.
EMTs in Milwaukee have seen an increase of 15 to 20 calls a day from the freezing temperatures, Reynolds reports. A mostly light or moderate Westerly wind will turn into the South West or South ahead of the rain across England and Wales making it feel particularly raw. Areas of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and OH are under a wind chill watch, while parts of Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and West Virginia have been placed under winter weather advisories.
The wall of teens & 20s is roaring in, replacing the thawing mid to upper 30s. Madison, Wisconsin's temperature sank to a record-crushing -23°F (-30°C) on Saturday, its lowest temperature in almost 23 years. Temperatures do rebound for Sunday's game to 60°. The cold air arrives tonight, and the worst of it hits by Thursday. Have a great Tuesday!
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