Arctic Cold to Linger this Week

The  brutal cold gripping a big stretch of the U.S. won't be going away for  awhile. Forecasters say the weather will get even colder across the  Great Lakes and the Northeast all the way into the weekend.

To the south, hard freeze warnings are in effect from Texas to  northern Florida and temperatures will stay ten to 15 degrees colder  than average across the Southeast. More than 100-million people, from  Montana to Maine are under wind chill warnings and advisories today. The  Plains and the Midwest will be a little less frigid. Minneapolis should  see an afternoon high of 12 today, instead the below-zero cold of the  past few days.

One man and a dog from Ohio have died in the record setting temps.  Experts advise bundling up as much as possible and not letting pets  outside for long periods of time. 

Source: USA Today