Thursday: We are locked in the artic plunge of bitterly cold temperatures along with dangerously cold wind chills. Temperatures will remain below zero most of the day and eventually top out right around zero by the afternoon. A northwest breeze gusting up to 15 mph will keep wind chills around -30 to -40, which can cause frostbite to exposed skin in less than 10 minutes. Wind chill advisories and warnings continue until noon. Other than some lingering lake effect snow on the South Shore, the rest of us will see sunshine with the frigid conditions.

Thursday night: Skies will remain clear with temperatures again falling well below zero. Wind chill advisories are likely again with an overnight low near -13 and wind chills anywhere from -20 to -30.

Friday: After another cold start below zero on Friday morning, we will slowly start a warming trend under plenty of sunshine with an afternoon high near 14.

A few light snow flurries and snow showers are possible Friday night into Saturday morning otherwise, we can expect dry conditions over the weekend with temperatures back in the 20s Saturday and a little cooler on Sunday with highs in the teens.