Many parts of the US Midwest
braced for a blast of Arctic air this weekend that could bring
some of the coldest temperatures in two decades before advancing
to the Northeast, where residents are still digging out from a
Starting Sunday, the deep freeze will be felt in the
northern US plains, including North and South Dakota, and
through the Great Lakes region and Ohio Valley, according to the
National Weather Service.
It will be some of the coldest weather to grip the region in
two decades, with blizzard conditions expected in the Central
Plains and Great Lakes regions, forecasters said.
"The last really big Arctic outbreak was 1994," said Bob
Oravec, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.
"Outbreaks like this don't occur every day."
In northeastern Canada, about 110,000 customers were without
power due to a transformer fire on Saturday linked to heavy
snow, government officials and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
The push of Arctic air could bring record low temperatures
from Montana to Michigan, before moving the Northeast, where it
will arrive by early Tuesday, forecasters said.