The snow total forecast has been increased by around two inches at every location in the solid snow area of the southern half of Lower Michigan. Wind chill values are expected to be in the single digits above and below zero through Tuesday.
Record low temperatures are possible across Texas, Oklahoma and parts of the Ohio Valley starting Tuesday morning. Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek are all centered right along the five to seven inch area of snow.
The cold adds another factor to the blast of winter weather. Temperatures dropping to near 20 degrees with winds blowing from the north at 30 miles per hour. But don't be surprised if you see a light coating of snow on some patches of grass or other cold surfaces.
It might be near 60 degrees over portions of Cape Cod while already at 30 degrees or colder farther north. As a matter of fact, the high temperatures Wednesday will also end up being records. This has kept overnight lows not as bitterly cold and will allow temperatures today to get to the mid 40s.
Wednesday, Nov. 13: The passage of the storm system will result in a new cold snap.
Forecast low temperatures on Wednesday.
The record low for November 12 is 22 degrees, set in 1957, according to the National Weather Service.
The Rochester area, which is under a winter storm warning issued by the NWS from 11 a.m. The Mid-Atlantic and Southeast are predicted to dip into the 20s. Daytime highs will struggle to get back into the upper 20s.
More flurries again on Friday and the high of -1 C will quickly be forgotten as temperatures plummet to -14 C that night.
Forecast highs on Wednesday.
The Weather Service's 6-to-10-day outlook favors below-average temperatures in the eastern third of the nation. But that's still really cold for the days between Halloween and Thanksgiving.