Polar Vortex 2: The Return of Some Really Cold Weather

VIDEO: Ice, snow and dangerous conditions snarl traffic and cancel close to 3,000 flights.

It's baaack.

The cold, that is. Maybe it's a polar vortex or maybe it's just winter, but either way it's about to get cold across the country again this week as arctic air pushes down from Canada. News of the impending freeze was met with fear, snark, and honest-to-goodness dismay on Twitter.

Cities in the Northeast could get 8 to 10 inches of snow with gusty winds and ice cold temperatures, while across the country temperatures will plummet each day through Sunday.

Highs are predicted in the single digits for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region and teens for the rest of the Midwest. Highs will be in the twenties and teens for the Northeast, according to ABC News meteorologist Max Golembo.

So, what do you think? Is this just regular old winter, or time to run to the grocery store for bread, milk and a heavy dose of panic?

Mist rises from Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chicago. (Scott Olson/Getty)

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