Bitter cold, fairly quiet week ahead

Arctic air has its grip over the region and that will continue through the rest of the week with some gradual improvements on temperatures.

WIND CHILL alerts remain in effect for the entire ABC 6 Weather First area through Tuesday morning as dangerous wind chills can be expected.

Monday will be a frigid day with some passing clouds and highs in the single digits below-zero. Wind chills will be in the range of -20° to -30° throughout the day.

Tuesday will start out very cold once again with wind chills in the -25° to -30° range. High temperatures will finally make it back above-zero, but barely, as highs climb into the lower single digits under a mostly sunny sky.

High temperatures for the week will remain in the single digits with night lows in the single digits below-zero.

Finally, the Arctic air starts to retreat as mild Pacific air builds in toward the second half of the weekend into next week as high temperatures return to above-average in the 20s and 30s.

This week expect a much less active pattern and is looking to be fairly quiet. A few passing systems close by may bring some flurries later this week, but the track of those are still up in the air.