PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia area is getting ready for a deep freeze as extreme cold weather will settle into our region on Thursday. We’re going to get a taste of the record-breaking cold that already has Chicago in a deep freeze.READ MORE: District Attorney Larry Krasner, Mayor Jim Kenney Speak Out On Philadelphia's Ongoing Gun Violence Crisis
Snow squalls moved across the area on Wednesday afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., the skies were clear, but then snow squalls moved in and created whiteout conditions.READ MORE: New Jersey Mother, Danielle Mead, Four Children Safely Located, Gloucester Township Police Department Says
Tonight, the low will get down to 5 degrees, and the high will only be 17 degrees tomorrow.
In Chicago, temperatures are the lowest they’ve been since 1985 as temps plunged to minus-22 this morning and colder weather could be on the way.Teenager Killed In Trenton Shooting Identified As Shemiah Davis, Mercer County Prosecutor's Office Says
In Minneapolis, temperatures plunged to minus-18. The cold weather caused schools, businesses and government offices to be closed. The U.S. Postal Service also suspended mail delivery in the region.