Minneapolis braces for super cold Super Bowl as Great Lakes, Northeast face frigid temperatures

A major cold blast is expected to move into Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

ByMELISSA GRIFFIN and Max Golembo
February 02, 2018, 4:21 PM

— -- The Great Lakes and Northeast are dealing with the frigid temperatures as Minneapolis braces for super cold Super Bowl.

Wind chills this afternoon reached 14 degrees in Boston and New York, 12 degrees in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., minus 2 degrees in Pittsburgh, 4 degrees in Chicago and minus 5 degrees in Minneapolis, where Super Bowl preparations are underway.

PHOTO: A cold front with moved through early this morning with light snow, and now the Great Lakes and Northeast are now experiencing frigid temperatures.
A cold front moved through early this morning with light snow, and now the Great Lakes and Northeast are experiencing frigid temperatures.
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PHOTO: A Massport employee clears snow on a walk way at Boston Logan International Airport, Jan. 30, 2018, in Boston. A late January snowstorm left two inches in the greater Boston area and caused several delays at the airport.
A Massport employee clears snow on a walk way at Boston Logan International Airport, Jan. 30, 2018, in Boston. A late January snowstorm left two inches in the greater Boston area and caused several delays at the airport.
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A weekend storm will begin in the Plains and Midwest on Saturday before moving east across the Great Lakes, eventually reaching the Northeast on Sunday with areas of heavy snow inland.

PHOTO: A pedestrian crosses the street during a snow storm in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 30, 2018.
A pedestrian crosses the street during a snow storm in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 30, 2018.
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A southern component of the storm will form in the Southeast on Sunday with heavy rain along the Gulf Coast and into the Carolinas.

On Sunday afternoon, as football fans head to Super Bowl parties, rain and snow will hit the East Coast, from the Ohio Valley to Maine.

PHOTO: The weekend storm begins in the Plains and Midwest on Saturday before moving east across the Great Lakes and eventually reaching the Northeast on Sunday with areas of heavy snow inland.
The weekend storm begins in the Plains and Midwest on Saturday before moving east across the Great Lakes and eventually reaching the Northeast on Sunday with areas of heavy snow inland.
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PHOTO: A woman poses for a photograph in view of a Philadelphia Eagles banner hung on the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Penn., Jan. 30, 2018.
A woman poses for a photograph in view of a Philadelphia Eagles banner hung on the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Penn., Jan. 30, 2018.
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The snow forecast through the weekend shows the heaviest accumulation across the interior Northeast where over 6 inches is possible. In the western Great Lakes, 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected, including Green Bay and Detroit.

PHOTO: The snow forecast through the weekend shows heaviest accumulation across interior Northeast where over half a foot is possible.
The snow forecast through the weekend shows heaviest accumulation across interior Northeast where over half a foot is possible.
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PHOTO: The Michigan State Police (MSP) is currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash on westbound I-94 near Hartford, Mich., at mile marker 45, Feb. 2, 2018.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) is currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash on westbound I-94 near Hartford, Mich., at mile marker 45, Feb. 2, 2018.
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One to three inches of snow is likely from Minneapolis to Chicago to Cincinnati.

PHOTO: The Michigan State Police (MSP) is currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash on westbound I-94 near Hartford, Mich., at mile marker 45, Feb. 2, 2018.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) is currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash on westbound I-94 near Hartford, Mich., at mile marker 45, Feb. 2, 2018.
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A major cold blast is expected to move into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Sunday, just in time for the Super Bowl, which will be played inside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Vikings.

Sunday morning the wind chill will fall to minus 18 degrees in Minneapolis.

PHOTO: A major cold blast coming to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Sunday, just in time for all the people to be in Minneapolis for Super Bowl.
A major cold blast coming to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Sunday, just in time for all the people to be in Minneapolis for Super Bowl.
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