Daily record low temperatures have been either tied or broken across much of eastern Iowa. There’s a risk of all-time cold in Cedar Rapids. Wind chills are between -40 and -60 degrees.
TIMING: High temps on Wednesday will stay in the teens to nearly -20 degrees. A temperature drop near -30 degrees is likely overnght.
IMPACT: Exposure to this type of cold can cause frostbite in 5 to 10 minutes. Cover up everything you can and have jumper cables in your car.
Snow could develop in the mid-morning through the afternoon on Thursday, O’Mara said. One to two inches could fall with that system.
Warmer temperatures are on the way this weekend.