For the last week of February, the dangerous cold will continue in Chicagoland.
Temperatures Thursday hovered in the single digits, as overnight lows dropped below zero. The record low for Friday morning of 0 F set in 1884 will be broken.
Anyone outdoors during the evening hours will be at risk for cold-related illnesses such as hypothermia or frostbite.
Chicago will have another chance of snow on Friday night. While accumulation will not amount to much, more snow is in the forecast for the weekend.
The weekend will feature cloudy skies, chances for snow flurries and temperatures hovering around 20F on both Saturday and Sunday.
Looking ahead to the first week of March, temperatures will remain consistently in the 20s, as the air continues to remain cold.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Midday every weekday at noon EST. We will be talking about the return of cold air in the Midwest and East, as well as more storms and the potential for rain in California.
The return of milder air to New York City will coincide with this coming Easter weekend.
Many across the East may have thought that the calendar flipped back to winter due to the cold blast that brought a dramatic drop in temperatures and even snow to some communities.
A ferry has sunk off the coast of South Korea, leaving at least four dead and over 250 passengers missing.
The return of more seasonable temperatures to Boston will coincide with this Easter weekend.
Following some rain showers this Saturday, drier weather is in store for Boston by Monday to kick off the 118th annual Boston Marathon.
A mid-April snowstorm will focus on the northern Plains and Upper Midwest through Thursday, spreading snow from the Dakotas to Ontario.
Charleston, SC, reaches 32 degrees -- latest ever there. At Wilmington, NC, snow accumulated up to 6" on boards. Fayetteville, NC, had 4" on the 15th -- one of the latest snowstorms ever. Snow flurries as far south as Milledgeville, GA. Severe freeze from Georgia to Texas killed cotton.
Boston Harbor, MA (1851)
Famous Lighthouse Storm -- great tide whole gale destroyed Minot Lighthouse and its keepers; tide exceeded a staggering height of 1,723 feet.
St. Paul, MN (1965)
Flood crest exceeded previous record high by 4 feet. Former marks generally surpassed down to Hannibal, MO, by May 1st; only 12 lives lost due to timely warnings. Damage exceeded $100 million.