The great chill isn't over yet. A stretch of the country from Northeastern Montana to Northwestern New York were under a windchill advisory Friday night, and the cold temperatures would continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
States surrounding the Great Lakes could expect temperatures to fall 15 to 25 degrees below average on Saturday and Sunday. New England and New York will also be affected by the front, with Northeast New York, readying for up to five feet of snow, according to Weather.com.
Separately, parts of Texas were under winter weather warnings and advisories, and western and mid-Texas should brace for icy roads Friday night and Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
By Monday, the wet wintry weather will be even more widespread, hampering the commute in cities from Louisville to Boston. Sleet and freezing rain will be the main threats in the beginning of the work week, according to Weather.com.
A number of deaths have already been blamed on the frigid temperatures across the country, from exposure and weather-related vehicular accidents and pileups. On Friday, one person died in a 123-vehicle pileup in Battle Creek, Michigan, that involved a semi-truck carrying fireworks, Michigan State Police Lt. Rick Pazder told NBC News. Another person died in a separate pileup in Washtenaw, Michigan, according to NBC affiliate WDIV.
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— Elisha Fieldstadt