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Arctic blast expected to bring subzero temperatures to Midwest

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  • After a week of snow and frigid temperatures meteorologists warn that winter weather is not over yet.
  • Temperatures in much of the Midwest and parts of the Northeast are expected fall to subzero temperatures.
  • Some parts could get half a foot of snow before the deep freeze sets in.

The winter storms aren’t over yet.  

An arctic blast tumbling down from Canada could bring subzero temperatures to the Midwest and parts of the Northeast later this week.  

AccuWeather meteorologists predict the weather disturbance will bring up to a foot of snow in southern Ontario, Canada, and southwestern Quebec. Parts of the U.S. bordering Canada could get a few inches of snowfall as well. 


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Those places include Duluth, Minn., which meteorologists expect to see between one to three inches of snow by Thursday, and Marquette, Mich., which could get blanketed in 4 to 8 inches.  

The storm could even bring up to half of foot of snow to parts of the Adirondacks and 1 to 3 inches in parts of northern New York and New England.  

A shot of frigid air will hit most of the Midwest, with Grand Forks, N.D., expected to reach an “AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature” of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. 

The gust of cold wind will keep the mercury well below zero for most of the week in places like International Falls, Minn., and Grand Forks, N.D., through Thursday. 

Temperatures will feel well below zero at times across northern Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota on Wednesday, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Nicole LoBiondo.  

On Wednesday and Thursday night, AccuWeather meteorologists anticipate the temperature will drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit or below in the Chicago area, while Minneapolis could see temperatures fall to the negative teens. Fargo, N.D., could cold see temperatures of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit.  


 
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