"The temperatures are certainly extreme, but we've seen colder", said Joseph Nield, a meteorologist in Indianapolis, noting that the all-time low temperature in IN was minus 36 (-38 Celsius) in 1994.
The Waterloo suburb of Evansdale lost water service for a time Monday after temperatures fell to minus 20 degrees (-29 Celsius).
Wednesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 20.
After the snow moves out, single-digit temperatures are moving back in Friday.
The wind chill will be colder Thursday night, going down to 3 degrees.
In the northwest IN city of Lafayette, residents began hearing a hum that Duke Energy says is caused by extra power surging through utility lines to meet power demands during the Arctic blast.
Steve Knight, a meteorologist with CBS 21, tweeted that the temperature in Harrisburg dipped to 1 degree as of 5 a.m. Wednesday, breaking the record of 4 degrees set in 1918.
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The number of deaths linked to the relentless cold across much of the United States has risen to at least 16 and the temperatures are supposed to drop even further.
According to the National Weather Service forecast office in Wilmington, with an arctic air mass remaining in place across the region, the warmest predicted temperature will occur on Wednesday when forecasters say the high will reach 18 degrees.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 34.
Stay with News 12 for the latest forecast information. Saturday's low temperature will be around 27 degrees.
The average temperature of -4 degrees was also the coldest average for January 1 in Chicago, lower than the -2.5 degree mark set in 1969, the Weather Service said.
Hard freeze warnings will continue tonight for parts of central and south Alabama.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers.
The two-week stretch of bitterly cold weather in Madison and the rest of Wisconsin is slowly coming to an end.
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