Dangerously cold arctic air masses are due to move across the U.S. starting on Sunday, forecasters warned, bringing the bitterest temperatures so far this winter. Wintry weather on Saturday led to numerous accidents in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio due to snow and ice. Severe storms heavily damaged mobile homes and downed power lines and trees in Mississippi, with two tornadoes confirmed in the state.
Bitter temperatures will sweep the U.S. on Sunday with the first arctic mass set to target the Plains and Great Lakes region and last through Monday. An even colder shot midweek will stretch through the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast, with temperatures set to fall 10 to 35 degrees below average, according to The Weather Channel. It said that wind chills could drop into the single digits and below zero for the southeast on Wednesday.
Snow showers will continue in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Sunday, while snow to freezing rain will be found near the U.S. Canadian border in the Northeast, according to The Weather Channel. It said that parts of the upper Midwest, upstate New York and northern New England could pick up six inches or more of total snowfall through Sunday.