Biting cold will persist today over states housing roughly a third of the nation's 300 million people.
For people who live in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, it will feel like the single digits. This will be due to highs near or in the 20s along with blustery winds.
Not much better, Kansas City, St Louis and Cincinnati will feel as cold as 10 F most of the time.
The weather will not be quite as harsh as recent days along the Eastern Seaboard, where highs will finally return to the 30s. Still, with a gusty breeze, Boston to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., will feel like the 20s and even the teens at times.
Yet another cold blast will impact millions of people later this week, and this arctic air mass will originate from even deeper in the Arctic. Residents of the Great Lakes region will deal with lake-effect snow showers and heavier snow bands with the persistent blasts of frigid air, while people who live in the southern Plains and Florida will likely deal with another freeze.
Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologists Jim Andrews and Meghan Evans.