Bitter Cold for Rest of 2017 in Midwest and Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) -
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A man waits at a bus stop on a frigid Tuesday in Pittsfield, Mass. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

Bitter cold is expected for much of the Northeast and Midwest during the few remaining days of 2017, according to Chicago-area National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley.

Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in Chicago on Tuesday.

Meteorologists are warning of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills.

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Ice covers tree branches in Marlborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
Ice covers tree branches in Marlborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Wind-chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana.

Wind-chill advisories are also in effect for parts of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

Frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure.