Frigid Valentines Weekend for Most of US, Major Ice and Snow Storms

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You’ll have a great excuse for snuggling up with your cutie this Valentine’s Day weekend as more frigid weather and major snow and ice storms roll in, with the polar vortex bringing below freezing temperatures for most of the US.

Cold Valentine’s Day weekend ahead, below freezing temperatures for most of the nation

As the polar vortex stalls over the US, around 75 percent of the country will see below-freezing weather over the weekend, CNN forecasts. Dozens of locations across the United States are expected to receive the coldest air in decades over the weekend, as some spots may see temperatures plummet 40 to 50 degrees below average. Records are expected to be broken amid these historic low temperatures.

Most of the nation will see temperatures that are below the freezing point, while nearly a third of the nation will see temperatures plummet below zero.

Where temperatures won’t be below freezing

On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, it’s easier to say where temperatures won’t be below freezing then where they will. Temperatures are expected to be below freezing and even below zero everywhere except the locations listed below.

Temperatures won’t be below freezing in: southwestern Oregon, southern California, southern Nevada, southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, extreme western and extreme southern Texas, southeastern Louisiana, southeastern Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, southern North Carolina.

Where temperatures will be below zero

The northern midsection of the nation will see temperatures plunge below the zero mark on Sunday. Sub-zero temperatures are forecast for all or portions of: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma Panhandle, Texas Panhandle, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New York, New Hampshire and Maine.

Massive heavy snow and ice storms forecast for weekend

A snowstorm will sweep across the northern tier of the country from Washington to New York, as well as an ice storm across the South on Friday, ahead of more massive heavy snow and ice storms Saturday and Sunday, according to predictions by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Saturday forecast:

A snowstorm will stretch from Washington to Maine across the Northwest, dipping down into portions of the West and Midwest, up into the Ohio Valley and Northeast. Heavy snow is forecast for portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado

Farther south, a massive ice storm will stretch from Texas to Massachusetts. The most affected states are forecast to be: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

In the deep South, thunderstorms across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Sunday forecast:

The band of snowstorms moves farther south on Sunday stretching the entirety of the nation.

Snowstorms are forecast for: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Heavy snow is forecast for portions of Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Two massive ice storms are forecast for Sunday. The first will stretch from Texas to Pennsylvania and will also affect portions of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia. The second ice storm will stretch from Delaware and Maryland into eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Cuddle up this Valentine’s Day and put a ring on it

With three days of freezing weather ahead of you – you’ve got more than ample excuses to cuddle up with your cutie. It’s also the perfect time to declare your love and pop the question. Go ahead and slip a ring on the finger of your perfect partner. Make your engagement official. Put a ring on it.

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