The deep freeze that grips much of the US brought the coldest temperatures in decades to parts of a shivering South. Usually mild, the region scrambles to shelter the homeless and help the stranded.
More cold is on the way for already-frozen portions of the United States. Combined with gusty winds, these temperatures will result in life-threatening wind chill values as low as 60 degrees below zero, reports the National Weather Service.
This weekend, those in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest could experience the country's coldest temperatures of the year. The East Coast should see a reprieve over the weekend, but bitter temperatures are expected to return Monday night.
The sprawling pre-holiday winter storm that scattered tornadoes, record warmth, deadly floods, and ice across the US is exiting, but Christmas will find many without power in nearby Ontario.