Record low temperatures on the way for Northeast this weekend

The temperatures are expected to plummet into the 20s on Saturday.

— -- Arctic air spilled into the Midwest on Thursday with temperatures dropping through the 20s and teens in the Dakotas and Minnesota. That icy cold is now making its way toward the Northeast, with record lows in store.

Wind chills in the Midwest were in the single digits and even below zero in far northern Minnesota.

Not so in the Northeast, where records could definitely fall on Saturday morning.

Snow on the way

The heaviest snow will be found near the Great Lakes, from northern Wisconsin to Michigan where locally a foot of snow is possible today and tonight.

For the Northeast, some lake effect snow is possible in western New York and Pennsylvania as the arctic air moves over the relatively warm lakes on Friday.

A low pressure system could also bring a few inches of snow to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine on Friday and Saturday.