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Storm could bring snow, bitter cold to parts of Northeast

A coastal system is bringing rain showers to parts of the Mid-Atlantic today as a clipper system ushers in snow to parts of the Midwest and Northeast.

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The snow forecast

A few of inches of snow is expected from Cleveland to Buffalo to Rochester, as well as the Appalachian Mountains and the Cape Cod area.

The heaviest snow today is expected north of Detroit, which could see up to 10 inches.

PHOTO: Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for a couple of inches of snow from Cleveland to Buffalo to Rochester, the Appalachian Mountains, and Cape Cod area.ABC News
Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for a couple of inches of snow from Cleveland to Buffalo to Rochester, the Appalachian Mountains, and Cape Cod area.

The snow will begin to move into Cleveland and western New York tonight, and then reach Buffalo, Rochester, central Pennsylvania and parts of Virginia by Tuesday morning.

PHOTO: The coastal storm stays far away from the Northeast so should have little impact for anyone besides coastal Massachusetts and Maine starting tonight through Tuesday.ABC News
The coastal storm stays far away from the Northeast so should have little impact for anyone besides coastal Massachusetts and Maine starting tonight through Tuesday.
PHOTO: As the coastal storm pulls away snow snow will continue through Tuesday afternoon for coastal New England with generally 2-4” of snow, locally up to 6” in spots.ABC News
As the coastal storm pulls away snow snow will continue through Tuesday afternoon for coastal New England with generally 2-4” of snow, locally up to 6” in spots.

Frigid temperatures

PHOTO: Rain freezes on branches in Burlington, Mass., Jan. 23, 2018. CJ Gunther/EPA
Rain freezes on branches in Burlington, Mass., Jan. 23, 2018.

On Tuesday morning, wind chills are expected to fall to 24 degrees in New York City, 15 degrees in Boston and even 18 degrees in Nashville and Atlanta.

Wind chills will reach minus 9 degrees in Minneapolis, where Super Bowl preparations are underway.

PHOTO: As the clipper moves east it weakens pretty quickly with only a slight chance of snow showers on Tuesday for the Northeast, but much colder air is in the forecast, and it will finally feel like winter again.ABC News
As the clipper moves east it weakens pretty quickly with only a slight chance of snow showers on Tuesday for the Northeast, but much colder air is in the forecast, and it will finally feel like winter again.

Temperatures will be even lower on Wednesday morning, when wind chills are forecast to reach 15 degrees in New York, 9 degrees in Boston, 24 degrees in Charleston and Charlotte and 1 degree in Buffalo.

PHOTO: By Wednesday morning the core of the cold air swings east with wind chills in the single digits and teens across the Northeast and in the 20s for parts of the Southeast.ABC News
By Wednesday morning the core of the cold air swings east with wind chills in the single digits and teens across the Northeast and in the 20s for parts of the Southeast.
PHOTO: Birds rest on an ice patch on the Potomac River near the Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2018.Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images
Birds rest on an ice patch on the Potomac River near the Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2018.

Record high temperatures in Southern California

As the East Coast braces for the cold, Southern California hit record high temperatures today.

The Long Beach Airport in Los Angeles County reported a maximum temperature of 86 degrees so far today, breaking the record of 83 degrees set in 1992, the National Weather Service said.

The Camarillo Airport in Ventura County also hit 86 degrees today, breaking the record of 85 degrees set in 1971, the NWS said.

Critical fire danger is also continuing in Southern California today with another round of Santa Ana winds.

Red flag warnings, wind advisories and wind warnings remain in effect today for another day of warm temperatures, low humidity and wind gusts potentially over 50 mph.

The winds are expected to die down by Tuesday.

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