Northeast & Midwest Brace For Weekend From Hell

by
Owen Poindexter
It’s not just the 49ers and Packers who will have to fight through the elements this weekend, the entire Northeastern and Midwestern United States will range between chilly and horrifically frigid this weekend.

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The Philadelphia area will have it easier than many Northeastern locales this weekend, but that still means plenty of cold and snow. PHOTO: Flickr user Brambleroots, CC License

It’s not just the 49ers and Packers who will have to fight through the elements this weekend, the entire Northeastern and Midwestern United States will range between chilly and horrifically frigid this weekend.

New York City will see the mercury drop to just 3 degrees at the coldest point tonight. By Sunday, it will have warmed up considerably, meaning that the U.S.’s biggest city will be treated to a rain of ice pellets.

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Not your typical view of New York City. PHOTO: Flickr User Dumbo711, CC License

Chicago, not to be outdone, is going all the way down to negative 11 on Sunday night. Stay inside, my former neighbors.

Boston is also keeping the lowest low title away from the Big Apple: the temperature will drop to negative four on Friday night.

Of course, if you want some real winter, you can try out Milwaukee. By Monday, Milwaukee will plunge to a frigid negative 22, and Monday’s high—the HIGH—will be negative 12.

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I would be concerned for the residents of Wisconsin if they weren't essentially the Norse people of America (not in actual origin, just in hardiness to winter). PHOTO: Flickr user Lester Public Library, CC License

Needless to say, if you are anywhere in the Midwest or Northeast, it is going to be extremely cold this weekend, with the Northeast getting the worst of their frostiness earlier in the weekend, the Midwest turning to ice later in the weekend and early next week. Stock up on blankets and hot drinks, so they will be waiting for you when you come in from the sledding-fest turned snowball fight.

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