A nice warm-up is in the forecast, but it's likely a week away.
The Arctic chill we're in will endure into next week, said Mark Paquette, meteorologist with AccuWeather, Inc. But by next Thursday -- Feb. 13 -- there's a good chance that daytime highs in the 30s will return, he said.
AccuWeather is The World-Herald's weather consultant.
"The short answer is it's going to happen," Paquette said. "The long answer is that it's going to take a while for that to happen."
Until then, most daytime highs will struggle to climb into the 20s. Single-digit to below-zero low temperatures are expected to dominate at night, according to AccuWeather.
Given the biting cold, wind chills are likely to make most mornings feel like the temperatures are below zero.
This weekend brings a slight chance of snow, but not much in terms of accumulation. Next week's warm-up is likely to be a dry one, Paquette said.
The long-range forecast indicates next week's warm-up could last through Valentine's weekend and into the early part of the following week.