Arctic air creates dangerous wind chills in Midwest

The Arctic blast leaving the Midwest in a freeze could dump a foot of snow in New England.

An Arctic air mass lashed the Midwest and could dump up to a foot of snow in New England.

Highes are expected to remain below zero into Tuesday in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, according to NBC News.

In Detroit and its suburbs, about 40,000 customers were without power early Monday. Utility DTE Energy blamed high winds for knocking out power Sunday to 120,000 customers.

"We expect to have the vast majority of our customers restored by midnight Monday," DTE said in a statement. Detroit is receiving assistance from crews based in neighboring Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as outlying parts of Michigan.

A combination of bitterly cold temperatures, northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph and higher gusts will create dangerously cold wind chills of 25 to 45 below zero during the morning and nighttime hours across parts of the Dakotas through Wisconsin and in parts of the upper Northeast.

Video: Wind chill nears 50 below zero in Upper Midwest

In addition to cold temperatures, a low pressure clipper will cut across the Great Lakes and Northeast, bringing lake-effect snow showers. While this system will have a limited amount of moisture to work with, snow accumulations are expected to be fairly heavy in immediate downwind areas, including western Michigan, northeastern Ohio and parts of upstate New York. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 6 to 10 inches in western Michigan and from 10 to 20 inches in northeastern Ohio and upstate New York.

Elsewhere, outside of a few light showers in the Florida Peninsula, a quiet weather day is expected across the rest of the nation as high pressure remains dominant in the West.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday ranged from a morning low of minus 22 degrees in Kremmling, Colo., to a high of 82 degrees in Opa Locka, Fla.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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