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Michigan is about to get hit with a blast of cold air that will likely usher in the lowest temperatures we've seen all season.

Two cold fronts are pushing into the US late this week and that will mean bitterly cold temperatures this weekend. At this point, it's also looking like we may see high temps only reaching 10 degrees for two or three days early next week with lows plunging below zero at night.

The Weather Channel reports that arctic air that will plunge into the Midwest by the end of this week could also bring snow. Meteorologist Leslie Toldo with our news partner Mid-Michigan Now says snow is a possibility on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

M-Live Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa indicates that temperatures will be around 20 degrees below normal beginning this weekend. That trend will only let up a little as we approach the middle of February.

Torregrossa also indicates that we may see a great deal of lake-effect snow because the Great Lakes have seen very little ice so far this season, an unusual occurrence for this time of year.

"There will be several storm systems moving across the Great Lakes over the next three weeks. So not only are we in store for cold, expect some snow too."

The National Weather Service warns about the dangers of extreme cold weather.

"People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite in a matter of minutes. Areas most prone to frostbite are uncovered skin and the extremities, such as hands and feet. Hypothermia is another threat during extreme cold."

Make sure you're prepared as we approach the weekend and the cold arctic air that's about to move in.

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