USA TODAY: 2018 is coming in ice cold


2018 is coming in ice cold

Snow is forecast even in Florida, proving there’s no escaping this harsh winterIt’s cold this week. Really cold. So cold, in fact, that a freeze watch is in effect tonight for Lake City, Fla., 60 miles west of Jacksonville. A wintry mix is forecast there for Wednesday. Atlanta awoke to 13 degrees on Tuesday and barely broke above freezing later in the day. Maine could see a foot of snow and — wait for it — hurricane force winds. This latest blast of cold prompted the National Weather Service to issue winter storm watches and warnings from northern Florida to northern Maine. And there’s more on the way, with the next air mass expected to be up to 10 degrees colder than this front. Weirdly, Alaska has had an unusually warm start to winter. Time to bundle up, friends.