Deep freeze with subzero temps hits Northeast and Midwest as West...

Deep freeze with subzero temps hits Northeast and Midwest as West Coast braces for heavy rain

The unrelenting freezing temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest aren't letting up today. A brutal shot of cold air is dominating the weather over the eastern half of the country, prompting a slew of wind chill advisories and warnings for parts of the Midwest and a large portion of the East Coast, from Virginia to Vermont.

06 Ocak 2018 - 21:49

The unrelenting freezing temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest aren't letting up today.

A brutal shot of cold air is dominating the weather over the eastern half of the country, prompting a slew of wind chill advisories and warnings for parts of the Midwest and a large portion of the East Coast, from Virginia to Vermont.

Wind chills this morning were forecast to fall to minus 16 degrees in Boston; minus 9 degrees in New York City; minus 12 degrees in Chicago; 17 degrees in Atlanta; and 7 degrees in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sunday is set to be New York City's 13th straight day below freezing

New Yorkers may already have forgotten what above-freezing temperatures feel like: The last time the metropolitan area was above freezing was Christmas Day. Sunday is forecast to be the 13th straight day below freezing, which would tie for the third-longest stretch ever of temperatures below 32 degrees in New York City and would be the longest stretch since January 1961.

At the end of the upcoming week, there are higher probabilities for above-average temperatures for the Northeast.

Looking ahead toward the latter part of the month, the long-term forecast suggests a January thaw will be coming for much of the country.

Rain heading to the West Coast

As for the West Coast, there is growing concern over a new storm that is heading towards California from Monday through Wednesday. This could be a potentially dangerous situation with heavy rain. There's also a concern that the storm could cause debris flows in recent burn areas in Southern California.

A weak disturbance will continue to move through parts of the West today. Another storm will develop over the Pacific Northwest and impact the region on Sunday.

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