It's So Cold in the US Temperatures Will Set New Historic Lows

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"Suffice to say, it will be a brutally cold weekend but some relief is in sight heading into early next week", the National Weather Service (NWS) wrote in its weekend forecast.

Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 25 and a northeast wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Temperatures will rise on Sunday to a high of 12 degrees before dropping down to 6 degrees with the winds slackening, according to the NWS.

Forecasters once predicted rain would fall early Monday, making for an icy drive into work.

Bitter cold temperatures were in the single digits across the High Country this morning and high winds continue to drive wind chills below 0. Overnight, the skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 17 and a south wind of 6-8 miles per hour. Most of MA received more than a foot of snow with some towns seeing as much as 17 inches, according to NWS observations.

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At Hood River, Ore., a 90 percent chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain is forecast for Friday morning through night.

Monday will bring a slight chance of rain, snow and freezing rain before 10 a.m., followed by a slight chance of rain between 10 a.m. and noon. In the evening, expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 27.

MoDOT plans to have fully staffed crews with more than 200 plow trucks to clear the roadways from 7 a.m. Sunday into Monday afternoon.

Wednesday is forecast to be mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

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