Even with blizzard conditions in the Northeast, temperatures in parts of the country that are not used to extreme cold held steady around record lows.
In several parts of the country, frigid cold and blinding snowstorms will continue for another day due to the storm and Arctic air mass.
Thousands of motorists and travelers are stranded due to this disaster, which has killed at least 12 people.
As temperatures continue to drop across the Great Lakes region, forecasters expect a lake-effect storm to continue to batter the region
It is expected that the bitter cold will persist through Saturday due to the cold front and low pressure system moving offshore.
It's going to be only Southern Florida, at least east of the Rockies, that will be above freezing when the population wakes up tomorrow morning,”
In Southern Florida, it will be over freezing, according to meteorologist Marc Chenard with the National Weather Service.