Extremely cold air will dominate Highland County on Thursday, according to forecasters who say the high will reach only 15 degrees with lows in the single digits.
It will be breezy with gusts up to 26 mph, but the good news is that no precipitation is expected here, and skies should be sunny. And the extreme cold will be short-lived, with AccuWeather predicting a high of 26 on Friday, then reaching up to 54 with rain on Saturday, before turning cold again Sunday with a high of just 27.
The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory Wednesday for all of North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and parts of Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Fargo, North Dakota, was four below zero early Wednesday, while Duluth, Minnesota was two below zero. Highs Wednesday will range from 20 to 30 degrees below average. Temperatures will remain well below zero in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Wednesday night.
The Arctic cold is expected to spread across the northeastern United States while the Midwest remains frigid through the work week, forecasters said.
Much of the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states will stay cold for the next couple of days as the arctic air remains stuck over the northern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.
The system also is expected to bring widespread snow from the Great Lakes to the Northeast on Thursday. Much of the central U.S. will be dry but cool.
See the weather map on Page 5 for more details.