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Mike Falsetto cleans the ice from his windshield Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. Friday‘s return of cold temperatures, ice and snow was a contrast with Thursday‘s record breaking high temperatures in South Bend.(Photo: Santiago Flores, AP)

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The brief January thaw is over.

A potent winter storm will bring rain, ice and snow to portions of the southern and eastern United States over the next two days, which will be followed by another ferocious blast of bitterly cold Arctic air. 

Winter weather warnings and advisories were in place Friday all the way from northern Mississippi to northern Maine.

Parts of Kentucky and Tennessee were coated with sleet and ice early Friday, forcing schools to close as forecasters predicted the storm would deliver a second punch with snow.

Meanwhile, parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama braced for another round of winter weather.

The Weather Channel has named the storm Winter Storm Hunter. No other private companies, nor the National Weather Service, use this name.

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A strong cold front, located between the Mississippi River and the Appalachians Friday morning, will continue to sweep east and eventually clear the entire East Coast by Saturday afternoon, the weather service said.

Where the front has already passed, temperatures were well below zero across much of the northern Plains and upper Midwest Friday morning. Some locations in North Dakota dropped to 31 degrees below zero.

Before the front passes, unusually warm temperatures and heavy rain caused flooding. Over 50 reports of flooding came in Friday morning from parts of West Virginia, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and New York state, including the Buffalo and Pittsburgh metro areas, Weather said.

A sharp transition to colder temperatures is expected behind the cold front, with 24-hour temperature drops of 20 to 40 degrees expected, greatest across northern locations, the weather service said. 

“After reaching the 50s and 60s along the Interstate 95 corridor late this week, high temperatures will be held in the 20s and 30s by late this weekend into next week,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Kyle Elliott.

The transition to colder temperatures will occur along with rain, which will change over to freezing rain, sleet and eventually snow for many from the Tennessee and Ohio valleys into interior sections of the Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast Friday night. 

Locations along and west of I-95 from the mid-Atlantic to New England will likely see some sort of frozen precipitation from this storm system.

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The heaviest snow is expected from northwestern Pennsylvania into far northern New York, where upwards of a foot of new snow is expected by Saturday morning.

The cold weather will stick around through much of next week, Weather said. This will include the chance for another winter storm in the Northeast on Tuesday.

However, long-term forecast guidance suggests that after we get past this cold snap, a milder temperature regime will become established from the Plains to the East Coast as we head into the final one-third of January.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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Gusty wind picks up snow accumulated on the ground as Jesse Sherwood, of Jersey City, N.J., jogs at Liberty State Park on Jan. 6, 2018, in Jersey City. About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire‘s Mount Washington that vied for world‘s coldest place.  Julio Cortez, AP A person walks in the snow on King Street in Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades.  Matthew Fortner, The Post And Courier via AP People walk on the ice covered beach along Lake Michigan on Jan. 7, 2018, in Milwaukee. Cold temperatures for days have gripped a wide swaths of the U.S. from Texas to New England.  Kiichiro Sato, AP Ice floats in the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan with Jersery City, N.J., visible across the river on Jan. 7, 2018, as bitterly cold temperatures continued through the weekend in New York. The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke more cold temperature records in several cities, but weather experts say a warm-up is coming Monday.   Kathy Willens, AP An overnight 5 alarm fire in the Dorchester neighborhood was fought in icy cold temperatures and high winds, Boston, Mass. on Jan. 7, 2018. The building is encased in ice after firefighters spent the night battling the blaze that left 25 residents displaced.  John Cetrino, EPA-EFE Katherine Rozenbert and her granddaughter Rebecca, both of Paris, walk in Battery Park City on Jan. 7, 2018, in New York, after their return flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport, scheduled for Friday, was canceled due to bad weather. The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week.  Kathy Willens, AP People walk past a massive snow pile near Astor place during sub zero temperatures in New York, New York on Jan. 7, 2018. A massive cold front hit the Eastern Seaboard with the wind chill, the temperature could reach -20 degrees celsius.  Jason Szenes, EPA-EFE An automobile covered in snow with windshield wipers exposed in East Boston neighborhood in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 6, 2018. On the heels of a major winter storm on the East coast of the US, a weather system with deep cold moved into the Northeast for several days before the region will see moderate temperatures for the first time in weeks.   John Cetrino, EPA-EFE A Boston Fire Department Firefighter‘s helmet is crusted in ice as he battles a 5-alarm fire in the Dorchester neighborhood in icy cold temperatures and high winds, Boston, Mass. on Jan. 7, 2018. About 100 firefighters battled a blaze that left 25 residents displaced.  John Cetrino, EPA-EFE A man shovels snow from a footpath in New York.  Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images A homeless man carries his belongings near the White House in Washington.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AFP/Getty Images Tourists have photos taken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AFP/Getty Images People brave the cold weather as they walk on the street in New York.  Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images People brave the cold weather as they walk on the street in New York.  Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images Mollie Lane carries a shovel-full of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston.  Charles Krupa, AP A woman walks through steam during an arctic blast of extreme cold in downtown Scranton, Pa.   Butch Comegys, The Times & Tribune via AP A pedestrian walks through blowing snow along Stites Avenue in Cape May Court House, N.J.  Dale Gerhard, The Press of Atlantic City via AP Sailboats are frozen in ice off the coast of Winthrop, Mass.  John Cetrino, EPA-EFE Wilfredo Rodriguez of Project Place, keeps the pathway clear in the Holocaust Memorial in Boston.  John Cetrino, EPA-EFE Bundled up pedestrians walk through Times Square in New York.  Drew Angerer, Getty Images Seagulls fly over the frozen Hudson River as the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge looms in the background, as seen from the Yonkers city pier, in N.Y, Jan. 5, 2018.  Mark Vergari, USA TODAY NETWORK Ice plates jut out of the frozen Saw Mill River at Van der Donck Park in downtown Yonkers, N.Y Jan. 5, 2018. The water from the river leads to the nearby Hudson River.   Mark Vergari, USA TODAY NETWORK Early morning commuters wait in a shelter at the Yonkers Metro-North train station on a frigid morning, in N.Y. Jan. 5, 2018.   Mark Vergari, USA TODAY NETWORK A woman walks down snow-covered Maverick Street in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston on Jan. 4, 2018, as a huge winter storm roared up the East Coast with hurricane-force winds, heavy snow and coastal flooding.  Michael Dwyer, AP A vehicle parked on Abbott Avenue is surrounded by snowdrifts during a snowstorm that hit the New Jersey Shore on Jan. 4, 2018, in Ocean Grove, N.J. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold.  Julio Cortez, AP Jayden Willey, 8, plays with a dog named Esco in the snow at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front.   Peter Casey, USA TODAY NETWORK Chunks of ice cover the Chicago River on Jan. 4, 2018, in Chicago. Sub-zero to single-digit temperatures combined with blustery northwest winds are predicted to create dangerous wind chill conditions in Chicago.  Nam Y. Huh, AP Youths play ice hockey on a frozen pond at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during a winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia.  Matt Slocum, AP A woman stands with an umbrella at the corner of Front St and State St as a ‘bomb cyclone‘ brings snowfall on Jan. 4, 2018 in Camden, New Jersey.  Joe Lamberti, Courier-Post via USA TODAY NETWORK A man shovels his walkway and stairs after heavy snowfall on Jan. 4, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va.  Stephen M. Katz, The Virginian-Pilot via AP Front loaders dump snow into a melter while clearing the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport on Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. All flights have been suspended temporarily at JFK and LaGuardia airports due to wind and whiteout conditions.  Julie Jacobson, AP Pedestrians cross the street by the Old State House in Boston on Jan. 4, 2018.   Michael Dwyer, AP The U.S. Capitol is seen with the frozen reflecting pool at sunset on Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington.   Jose Luis Magana, AP Firefighter Justin Plaza pulls a rescued motorist to dry land, in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 4, 2018. Boston firefighters from rescue 1 swift water team donned ice rescue suits to effect a rescue of a stranded motorist. A snow storm was expected to bring up to 12 inches of snow to the area.   John Cetrino, EPA-EFE A woman struggles in the deep snow in Revere, Mass. on Jan. 4, 2018.  Cj Gunther, EPA-EFE A front loader is used to clear snow from the parking lot at the Econo Lodge Motel at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front.   Peter Casey, USA TODAY NETWORK A dog is seen in the driver‘s seat as two men help free a car stuck near the entrance to the Ben Franklin Bridge as a ‘cyclone bomb‘ brings snowfall in in Camden, N.J Jan. 4, 2018.  Joe Lambert, USA TODAY NETWORK John Texada walks through Market Square with his 5 month old son Collin, during a brief snowfall in downtown in Knoxville,Tenn Jan. 4. 2018 TTexada took his son for a walk so he could experience his first snowfall.  Calvin Mattheis, USA TODAY NETWORK People braving the snow and wind in Times Square in New York City Jan. 4, 2018.  Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Three pedestrians brave the elements as a ‘cyclone bomb‘ brings snowfall to Camden, N.J. Jan. 4, 2018.   Joe Lamberti, USA TODAY NETWORK The snowstorm affecting the region has created white out conditions in White Plains, N.Y in the early afternoon Jan. 4, 2018.  Ricky Flores, USA TODAY NETWORK Weather conditions deteriorate as a low pressure system moves north off the coast delivering snow and high winds to the Toms River, N.J area. Roads quickly become snow covered creating dangerous driving conditions, Jan. 4, 2018.   Doug Hood, USA TODAY NETWORK Morgan Foster walks in the wind and snow along W. Main Street in Somerville, N.J. Jan. 4, 2018.  Tanya Breen, USA TODAY NETWORK A pedestrian crosses a street during a brief snowfall in Knoxville, Tenn. Jan 4, 2018.   Calvin Mattheis, USA TODAY NETWORK Julio Morales shovels the sidewalks along in Somerville, N.J. Jan. 4, 2018.  Tanya Breen, USA TODAY NETWORK The I-684 and Saw Mill Parkway interchange in Katonah, N.Y. during a steady snowfall Jan. 4, 2018.  Frank Becerra Jr., USA TODAY NETWORK Pedestrians make their way through downtown White Plains, N.Y. through the blowing snow on Jan. 4, 2018.   Ricky Flores, USA TODAY NETWORK Miguel Veletanga of White Plains, N.Y.   Ricky Flores, USA TODAY NETWORK Commuters board a MetroNorth train headed to Grand Central station at the Mount Kisco Train Station in N.Y during a steady snowfall Jan. 4, 2018.  Frank Becerra Jr., USA TODAY NETWORK Traffic moves along Interstate 684 in Katonah, N.Y during a steady snowfall Jan. 4, 2018.  Frank Becerra Jr., USA TODAY NETWORK Commuters in Times Square brave the cold snow and wind Jan. 4, 2018 in New York City.   Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Workers clear the early snow from Times Square in New York City, Jan. 4, 2018.   Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Parker, owned by Donald Stagaard enjoys an early morning walk in the snow in Basking Ridge, N.J. Jan. 4, 2018.  Tanya Breen, USA TODAY NETWORK Seeing her first winter weather, 9-month-old Roxie, eats snow off the ground of the public basketball courts at Forsyth Park on Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday.  Stephen B. Morton, AP Vehicles move along a snow and ice covered Interstate 26, near Savannah, Ga. on Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm dumped snow in Tallahassee, Fla., on Wednesday for the first time in nearly three decades before slogging up the Atlantic coast and smacking Southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston, South Carolina, with a rare blast of snow and ice.   Robert Ray, AP Zoe Poole uses a bodyboard to slide down a hill she made out of snow on Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga.   Stephen B. Morton, AP Ramon Martinez takes advantage of little car traffic to pull a sleigh filled with his children Amy and Anthony down Bull Street toward Monterey Square, in Savannah, Ga. Jan. 3, 2018. Snow started falling late Wednesday morning in the Savannah area shutting down the city.   Steve Bisson, Savannah Morning News via AP Savannah College of Art and Design student Helene Fischer fashions a small snowman on a park bench in Forsyth Park on Jan. 3, 2018. Fischer, who is from Florida, experience snow for the first time.   Steve Bisson, Savannah Morning News via AP Mirni Dulany, 10, gets a taste of the snowflakes as they fall Wednesday morning near her home at Monterey Square in Savannah, Ga. on Jan. 3, 2018.  Steve Bisson, Savannah Morning News via AP Icicles hang from a street sign on Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Overnight freezing rain was followed by snow in late Wednesday morning.   Steve Bisson, Savannah Morning News via AP Children from the Hoffman and Lynns families build a snowman on the public basketball courts in Forsyth Park on Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for at least 28 counties because of the frigid weather.  Stephen B. Morton, AP A car is partially covered by ice following an overnight water main break in Baltimore on Jan. 3, 2018.  Patrick Semansky, AP Icicles cling to power lines behind row homes in Catonsville, Md. on Jan. 3, 2018.  Patrick Semansky, AP A tree is covered by ice following an overnight water main break in Catonsville, Md. onJan. 3, 2018.   Patrick Semansky, AP Ice forms on a break wall along Lake Erie with the city of Cleveland in the background on Jan. 3, 2018. Dangerously cold temperatures have gripped wide swaths of the U.S. from Texas to New England.  Tony Dejak, AP Michele King, 26, looks out over frozen Lake Erie on Jan. 3, 2018, in Cleveland. Dangerously cold temperatures have gripped wide swaths of the U.S. from Texas to New England.  Tony Dejak, AP A couple makes photographs upon a frozen pond at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in Philadelphia on Jan. 3, 2018.  Matt Rourke, AP Michigan State Police respond to a multi-vehicle accident along eastbound I-94 between the I-196 and Coloma exits Jan. 3, 2018, in Benton Township, Mich.  Don Campbell, The Herald-Palladium via AP Ice covers large portions of the Hudson River near Beacon, N.Y. on Jan. 3, 2018. Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those accustomed to far milder weather in the South.   Seth Wenig, AP woman photographs a frozen fountain in Bryant Park on Jan. 3, 2018 in New York City. New York City was placed under a winter storm watch Wednesday as a major weather system is expected to threaten the area with heavy snow and powerful wind Wednesday night into Thursday.   Drew Angerer, Getty Images Bundled up pedestrians walk through Midtown Manhattan in below freezing temperatures on Jan. 3, 2018 in New York City.   Drew Angerer, Getty Images Icicles hang from the “Welcome to Hilliard sign” in Hilliard, Fla. on Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday.  Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union via AP Sydney Freed, 4, of Orlando, Fla., throws one of her first snowballs at her father on Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga.  Stephen B. Morton, AP Omar Elkhalidi uses a wood shim to scrape ice off his windshield that accumulated overnight from freezing temperatures on Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Only a few motorists ventured out in freezing rain that coated bridges and ramps with ice, forcing police to close roads and highways in Savannah.  Stephen B. Morton, AP A frozen fountain in Historic Forsyth Park still works despite freezing temperatures and rain on Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga.   Stephen B. Morton, AP Kenneth Freeman, carries his daughter Alora, 8, as they visit a frozen water fountain downtown in Atlanta on Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for at least 28 counties because of the frigid weather.   David Goldman, AP A New Jersey State Police boat, in view of The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, returns to its berth in Camden, N.J., through ice on the Delaware River on Jan. 3, 2018. Crew members take the vessel out regularly to prevent its inlet from icing over in freezing weather. Crew members take the vessel out regularly to prevent its inlet from icing over in freezing weather.  Matt Rourke, AP Icicles form on a outdoor string of lights as temperatures struggle to get above freezing on Jan. 2, 2018, in Houston. Plunging overnight temperatures in Texas brought rare snow flurries as far south as Austin, and accidents racked up on icy roads across the state. In the central Texas city of Abilene, the local police chief said more than three dozen vehicle crashes were reported in 24 hours.   Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle via AP Water is frozen on a tree in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. on Jan. 2, 2018 after a resident left his sprinklers on. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing at night for the Panhandle through Thursday morning.  Nick Tomecek, Northwest Florida Daily News via AP Aiden Cook, 12, from Atlanta, Ga., flies off his sled as he heads down a hill at Kiwanis Park in St. Joseph, Mich. on Jan. 2, 2018. Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the U.S. as 2018 began, breaking century-old records and leading to several deaths that authorities attributed to exposure to the dangerously low temperatures.  Don Campbell, The Herald-Palladium via AP Visitors walk at a frozen Niagara Falls in views from Stedman‘s Bluff on Goat Island of the American Falls. Visitors to Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park are treated to a winter wonderland when mist from the falls freeze to the landscape on Jan. 2, 2018.   James Neiss, The Niagara Gazette via AP A trio of swans gracefully glide in the frigid water of Gravel Pond in Glenburn Township, Pa. on Jan. 2, 2018. The high temperature reached 20 degrees not including the wind chill.   Butch Comegys, The Times & Tribune via AP A farmer walks his horse across a baron field in freezing temperatures in Strasburg, Pa. on Jan. 2, 2018.   Matt Rourke, AP Sherlin Galicia, left, Alexander Galicia, center, and Heidi Galicia play on the iced over pond at Overton Park while walking the dog on Jan. 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The ice has grown a couple inches thick on the pond after several nights of sub freezing temperatures, which are expected to continue through the week.   Jim Weber, The Commercial Appeal via AP A coin operated binocular is covered with snow on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Jan. 2, 2018. Almost every year frigid temperatures transform Niagara Falls State Park into an icy winter wonderland when the mist of the falls is blown back, freezing on the landscape.  James Neiss, The Niagara Gazette via AP Nancy Alexander of Olyphant, Pa., bundles up against the extreme cold weather as she walks to the grocery store on Jan. 2, 2018, in Dickson City, Penn. The high temperature reached 20 degrees not including the wind chill.  Butch Comegys, The Times & Tribune via AP Ducks fly past frozen foliage as steam rises from the Fox River on January 2, 2018, in Appleton, Wis.   Dan Powers, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin A commuter makes her way to work in sub-zero temperatures on January 2, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. Record cold temperatures are gripping much of the U.S. and are being blamed on several deaths over the past week.  Scott Olson, Getty Images Commuters brave sub-zero temperatures as they make their way to work in the Loop on January 2, 2018 in Chicago, Ill.   Scott Olson, Getty Images Hunter and Haylee Cooper along with their friends sled down the hills at McCulloch Park on Jan.1, 2018 during sub-zero temperatures. The cold weather canceled the city‘s polar plunge event at Prairie Creek Reservoir.   Corey Ohlenkamp, The Star Press Icicles form on the tritons in the Forsyth Park Fountain on Jan. 2, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Savannah is shivering through a rare bout with icy weather, with the National Weather Service predicting that up to 2 inches of snow and sleet could fall Wednesday on the typically balmy coastal city.   Steve Bisson, Savannah Morning News via AP A woman is bundled up as she walks in subzero weather on Jan. 2, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England.  Santiago Flores, South Bend Tribune via AP Ice crystals form on a window in Lawrence, Kan. on Jan. 2, 2018. Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the U.S. as 2018 began, breaking century-old records and leading to several deaths that authorities attributed to exposure to the dangerously low temperatures.  Orlin Wagner, AP A woman poses for a photograph in front of the partially frozen falls at the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park on Jan. 2, 2018, in Paterson, N.J.   Julio Cortez, AP A layer of ice is broken into pieces floating along the banks of the Hudson River at the Palisades Interstate Park with the George Washington Bridge in the background on Jan. 2, 2018, in Fort Lee, N.J. The Northern New Jersey region continued to experienced deep cold weather to start the new year.  Julio Cortez, AP Two horses covered in blankets graze through the snow at Friedman Farms in Dallas, Pa. on Jan. 2, 2018.   Mark Moran, The Citizens‘ Voice via AP Michael Labingo wraps himself in blankets as the Star of Hope‘s Love in Action van delivers blankets and supplies to the homeless as temperatures hover in the 30s on Jan. 2, 2018 in Houston. Plunging overnight temperatures in Texas brought rare snow flurries as far south as Austin, and accidents racked up on icy roads across the state. In the central Texas city of Abilene, the local police chief said more than three dozen vehicle crashes were reported in 24 hours.   Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle via AP Ring-billed gulls rest on top of a layer of ice at Lake Spring Park in Salem, Va. on Jan. 2, 2018. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England.  Erica Yoon, The Roanoke Times via AP Lloyd Seawright of Shorewood, who will be taking an icy dip for the ninth consecutive year, takes a selfie with a group dressed as polar bears, including (from left) Dave Kirkpatrick, his twin brother Dan Kirkpatrick, both of Greenfield, and Suzanne Forge of New Berlin, before Milwaukee‘s annual Polar Bear Plunge.  Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Amber Stewart of Terre Haute is completely covered after finishing the morning‘s Resolution Run in Indianapolis, Ind. on Jan. 1, 2018. Temperatures were about minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit for the start, which drew about 150 people, half of those who registered for the 5 kilometer and 1.5 mile event.   Robert Scheer, The Indianapolis Star Hockey fans dressed for the cold during the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field in New York.  Danny Wild, USA TODAY Sports Fans stand in line in subzero temperatures to enter U.S. Bank Stadium to watch an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 31, 2017, in Minneapolis.  Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune via AP Pedestrians are bundled up against frigid temperatures on Dec. 31, 2017, in Chicago.  Nam Y. Huh, AP April Nickila and Christina Liesmaki try to stay warm while waiting in subzero temperatures to enter U.S. Bank Stadium to watch an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 31, 2017, in Minneapolis.  Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune via AP Steam rises from Lake Superior as the ship St. Clair comes to harbor during some of the coldest temps of the year on Dec. 31, 2017, at Canal Park in Duluth, Minn. The St. Clair is a self-unloader built in 1976 at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and is 770 feet long and has 26 hatches that open into 5 cargo holds, providing a load capacity of 45,000 tons.4  David Joles, Star Tribune via AP Elliot Shores, 5, hits a puck into a net on Dec. 30, 2017 on a frozen pond on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia as his dad, Dan Shores, right, and friend, Golder O‘Neill watch.  Scott Mason, The Winchester Star via AP Fans stand bundled against the cold weather in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on Dec. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.  Charles Krupa, AP A light dusting of snow on some type of berrys in the country near Commerce, Texas on Dec. 31, 2017. A cold front moved into Texas and across the United States overnight bringing temperatures below freezing.  Larry W. Smith, EPA-EFE Sea smoke, or steam fog, rises off the water in Dorchester Bay, Boston, Mass. on Jan. 1, 2018. Temperatures for the day started near 0 degrees Fahrenheit and is expected to rise to 14 degrees Fahrenheit .   Cj Gunther, EPA-EFE The cold snap continues as a man walks on the pier along side a frozen section of the harbor at Fort Taber Park in the south end of New Bedford, Mass. on Dec. 29, 2017.  Peter Pereira, Standard Times via AP Jose Nieto uses a leaf blower to clear snow from the steps of a sick neighbor during a snowstorm on Dec. 29, 2017, in Bloomington, Ill. A snow mask and hearing protection allowed him to do his driveway and sidewalks as well.  David Proeber, The Pantagraph via AP Aiden Lafuente, 12, left, looses a boot as his brother Frankie, 11, crashes into him as they sled down a hill by the capitol on Dec. 29, 2017, in Des Moines. Temperatures across the state continue to drop as more snow falls on Friday afternoon.   Brian Powers, The Des Moines Register via AP Ben Seyboldt plays in the snow in his front yard in Erie, Pa. on Dec. 30, 2017. Several feet of lake-effect snow has fallen on the Erie region since Christmas Eve.  Jack Hanrahan, Erie Times-News via AP Ron Rodney of Erie and his daughter Leah, 4, climb the stairs behind Strong Vincent Middle School while sled riding Dec. 30, 2017. Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall in most areas before the precipitation end by late Saturday afternoon. But several inches of snow were expected in Erie, which was under a lake effect snow warning issued by the National Weather Service.   Jack Hanrahan, Erie Times-News via AP Kevin Deiner of Erie, Pa., pushes his Ford Escape out of the deep snow on West Sixth Street on Dec. 30, 2017.  Jack Hanrahan, Erie Times-News via AP Timothy Gigone, 51, of Erie, Pa., skis south on Sassafras Street near the intersection of West 14th Street on Dec. 30, 2017.   Jack Hanrahan, Erie Times-News via AP A woman bundles up to protect from the extreme cold in Boston, Mass. on Dec. 30, 2017. Temperatures reached a low of 7F in Boston and a high of 17F.   Cj Gunther, EPA-EFE United States Postal Service carrier Nate McKeever works his route in frigid temperatures in Johnstown, Pa. on Dec. 29, 2017. Dangerously cold weather across half the country has advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and officials urging residents to assist their elderly neighbors.   John Rucosky, The Tribune-Democrat via AP Samantha Dement-Graham shovels her neighbor‘s sidewalk on University Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 29, 2017. Cold arctic air dipping further south than usual prompted Omaha, Nebraska, officials to cancel a New Year‘s Eve fireworks show as a three-day deep freeze chills celebrations in Iowa and Nebraska. The National Weather Service is warning of hazardous weather conditions as a deep freeze sets in with expected temperatures in some locations dipping near records not seen in more than 130 years.   Eileen Meslar, Telegraph Herald via AP Pam Voetberg brushes her car off on University Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 29, 2017.   Eileen Meslar, Telegraph Herald via AP Raid H digs his car out in his driveway on Dec. 29, 2017, in Erie, Pa. The cold weather pattern was expected to continue through the holiday weekend and likely longer, according to the National Weather Service, prolonging a stretch of brutal weather blamed for several deaths, crashes and fires.   Tony Dejak, AP A man rides on his bicycle as fresh snow falls on Dec. 29, 2017, in Erie, Pa.   Tony Dejak, AP Workers clear streets on Dec. 29, 2017, in downtown Erie, Pa.  Tony Dejak, AP Jael Lippert cross country skis on Dec. 29, 2017, in Erie, Pa.   Tony Dejak, AP Jason Goldstein, left, and Jon Ross, side across the ice to check the raised flag on an ice fishing “tip-up” as a group of co-workers from Noank Shipyard take advantage of a day-off together to go ice fishing on Lantern Hill Pond in Ledyard, Conn. on Dec. 29, 2017. Shipyard employees have been busy right through the Christmas holiday shrink-wrapping boats and welcomed the break despite the cold weather.  Sean D. Elliot, The Day via AP Casey Head crosses Main Street in downtown Concord, N.H., on Dec. 28, 2017. Bitter cold weather has taken hold of much of the northern United States, and wind chill advisories or warnings were in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York.   Elizabeth Frantz, The Concord Monitor, via AP With temperatures in the single digits, Ray Levesque, mate of the crab/lobster boat Bradbill, makes his way across the deck covered in ice to tie off, after arriving in New Bedford, Mass., harbor on Dec. 28, 2017, from a one day fishing voyage. Temperatures across Massachusetts are not expected to rise above freezing for days.  Peter Pereira, Standard Times, via AP Ana Gonzalez of New Haven, Conn., right, helps her sister Alejandrina Gonzalez, left, put on another scarf as they brave temperatures in the teens on the National Mall, on Dec. 28, 2017, in Washington.  Andrew Harnik, AP Karlee Winter, right, 11, and her brother Samuel Espinoza, 8, shovel snow from their neighbor‘s sidewalk in Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 28, 2017.   Nicki Kohl, Telegraph Herald, via AP Icicles hang from the fountain at Town Center in Virginia Beach, Va., on Dec. 28, 2017. Cold temperatures are expected through the week.   L. Todd Spencer, The Virginian-Pilot, via AP A family braves temperatures in the teens as they make their way to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, on Dec. 28, 2017, in Washington.   Andrew Harnik, AP People walk past a blue lobster ice sculpture outside the New England Aquarium as the temperature hovers in the low teens on Dec. 28, 2017 in Boston. The National Weather Service said there‘s the potential for record-breaking cold this week in New England.   Bill Sikes, AP A woman walks down 50th Street bundled against the cold on Dec. 28, 2017 in New York, as a bitter Arctic chill settled across much of the United States and Canada.   DON EMMERT, AFP/Getty Images People pose for photographs in front of a frozen water fountain at Bryant Park, on Dec. 28, 2017, in New York.   Frank Franklin II, AP Pedestrians try to keep warm while walking in New York‘s Times Square, on Dec. 27, 2017. Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, and the snow-hardened city of Erie, Pa., dug out from a record snowfall.  Seth Wenig, AP A couple embraces as they brave the cold weather for a walk in Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vt., on Dec. 27, 2017.   Glenn Russell, Free Press, via USA TODAY NETWORK Soledda Hernandez stands on the roof of her car as she brushes off snow in Erie, Pa., on Dec. 27, 2017. Snow continues to fall in Erie and surrounding areas that already have seen a record amount of snow over the past few days, prompting a disaster emergency declaration.   Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News, via AP Footprints are formed in the ice at the scene of a 2nd Alarm fire at a vacant mill on McBride Ave. in Paterson, N.J., on Dec. 27, 2017.   Tariq Zehawi, The Record, via AP Despite sub-zero wind chill, Mike Beeson of Lansing Township walks his dog Carmin on Dec. 27, 2017, in Lansing, Mich.  Matthew Dae Smith, Lansing State Journal, via USA TODAY NETWORK Kelly Richards, left, and Lisa Rippe, jog around Lake Harriet in the sub-zero temps, Dec. 27, 2017, in Minneapolis. Richards, originally from the Twin Cities but who now lives in Texas and was visiting for the holidays, remarked to nearby walkers that the weather was great.  David Joles, AP A man walks his dog across the snow covered beach while a cargo ship sits in the steaming fog of Lake Ontario in Toronto on Wednesday. Cold temperatures have covered much of North America bringing arctic like conditions.  Frank Gunn, AP Angler Ron White is bundled up against the cold as he walks down the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier on Dec. 26, 2017, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.  Devon Ravine, Northwest Florida Daily News, via AP Trevor Oudenhoven, an employee of Pfefferle Landscaping, braves sub-zero temperatures to clear snow from a sidewalk along on Dec. 26, 2017, in Appleton, Wis.   Dan Powers, USA TODAY NETWORK Pedestrians walk through steam from the Berkshire Bank building on North Street during a frigid winter day, in Pittsfield, Mass., Wednesday.  Stephanie Zollshan, AP A young girl walks with her family, Wednesday, in New York. A white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest has given way to bitter cold until the New Year.  Mark Lennihan, AP A young girl is all bundled up as she poses with the Fearless Girl statue in lower Manhattan, Wednesday.  Mark Lennihan, AP Rochelle Carlotti, 28, shovels steps near her home after a record snowfall on Dec. 26, 2017 in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday‘s storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie.   Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News, via AP Lake Michigan is steaming in the morning as temperatures dipped below zero at North Avenue Beach on Dec. 26, 2017 in Chicago. Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills.   Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune, via AP Enjoying sunny skies but braving the coldest temperatures of the season, skaters take to the ice during the opening day of the Madison Parks Department rinks at Vilas Park in Madison, Wis. on Dec. 26, 2017.  John Hart, Wisconsin State Journal, via AP People bundle up to walk down Wentworth Avenue on Dec. 26, 2017 in Chicago.  Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune, via AP People leave Walmart in Ashtabula Township, Ohio, on Dec. 26, 2017.   Warren Dillaway, The Star-Beacon, via AP Patrick Harden clears snow from the roof of his car on Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa.  Greg Wohlford, AP With temperatures hovering around zero, a few hardy souls celebrated the season and the fresh man made snow at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn. on Dec.25, 2017.  Brian Peterson, Star Tribune, via AP Residents in Erie, Pa. dig out on Dec. 26, 2017, after a record two-day snowfall. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says the storm brought 34 inches on Christmas Day, a new all-time daily snowfall record for Erie.   Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News, via AP Birds take flight over the frigid waters below the Rum River Dam on Dec. 26, 2017 in Anoka, Minn. Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana.  David Joles, Star Tribune, via AP With snow on the ground, a person walks across the street on Dec. 26, 2017 in Boston. The storm that gave New England a white Christmas has moved out and is being replaced by dangerous cold.  Suzanne Kreiter, The Boston Globe, via AP Elizabeth Gallagher and Ian Fullmer, 10 enjoy sledding and time with their dog Cocoa along Lake Front Drive as single digit bitter cold temperatures spread across southeast Wisconsin on Dec. 26, 2017.  Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, via AP Trevor Decker uses a bus stop for shelter from the cold wind on Dec. 26, 2017, in Pittsfield, Mass. The storm that gave New England a white Christmas has moved out and is being replaced by dangerous cold.  Ben Garver, The Berkshire Eagle, via AP Robbie Rist shovels snow from his porch on Dec. 26, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. Cold temperatures and snow is forecasted for most of the week.   Santiago Flores, South Bend Tribune, via AP Ice covers tree branches on Dec. 26, 2017 in Marlborough, Mass.  Bill Sikes, AP Joel Arena walks his boss‘ dog Elise through Frontier Park in St. Charles, Mo., as snow falls on Dec. 24, 2017.   Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, via AP A snow-covered statue of Santa Claus is seen in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on Dec. 24, 2017.  JASON SZENES, EPA-EFE Christmas decorations covered with snow is dislpayed on a house gate in New York.   Amir Levy, Getty Images

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