Bitter Cold Sweeps Across Midwest

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Record-breaking cold weather is sweeping across the Midwest today, with lows below zero in some cities. 

To the east, morning lows were in the teens along much of the Interstate 95 corridor that hugs the Atlantic from Maine to Florida. Temperatures in Michigan dipped to 19 degrees below zero, while snow caused more traffic nightmares in the Midwest.

It was zero in Cleveland, Ohio; 9 below zero in Chicago; and minus 42 in International Falls, Minnesota—a city that boasts the title, "Icebox of the Nation."

The wind chill effect made many temperatures feel even colder. Nashville, Tennessee, only expected a high of 22.

The National Weather Service said the bitterly cold temperatures will likely remain in the eastern United States through the weekend before returning to seasonable temperatures.

Source:  CNN.com,  Midwest in a Deep Freeze

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