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The Latest: Bitter cold ahead for much of northern US

People bundle up to walk down Wentworth Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Chicago. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in Chicago on Tuesday. ...
Lake Michigan is steaming in the morning as temperatures dipped below zero at North Avenue Beach, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Chicago. Meteorologists w...
With temperatures hovering around zero, a few hardy souls celebrated the season, and the fresh man made snow at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn., Tuesda...
With temperatures hovering around zero, a few hardy souls celebrated the season, and the fresh man made snow at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn., Tuesda...
A man clears snow on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday's storm brought 34 inches of sn...
Rochelle Carlotti, 28, shovels steps near her home after a record snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office...
Elizabeth Gallagher and Ian Fullmer, 10, Glendale, enjoy sledding and time with their dog Cocoa along Lake Front Drive as single digit bitter cold tem...
The Sheboygan lighthouse looks lonely among the steam rising from Lake Michigan due to the cold morning temperatures, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, at Sheboy...
Birds take flight over the frigid waters below the Rum River Dam, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Anoka, Minn. Wind chill advisories or warnings are in eff...

People bundle up to walk down Wentworth Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Chicago. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in Chicago on Tuesday. ...

Lake Michigan is steaming in the morning as temperatures dipped below zero at North Avenue Beach, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Chicago. Meteorologists w...

With temperatures hovering around zero, a few hardy souls celebrated the season, and the fresh man made snow at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn., Tuesda...

With temperatures hovering around zero, a few hardy souls celebrated the season, and the fresh man made snow at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn., Tuesda...

A man clears snow on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday's storm brought 34 inches of sn...

Rochelle Carlotti, 28, shovels steps near her home after a record snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office...

Elizabeth Gallagher and Ian Fullmer, 10, Glendale, enjoy sledding and time with their dog Cocoa along Lake Front Drive as single digit bitter cold tem...

The Sheboygan lighthouse looks lonely among the steam rising from Lake Michigan due to the cold morning temperatures, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, at Sheboy...

Birds take flight over the frigid waters below the Rum River Dam, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Anoka, Minn. Wind chill advisories or warnings are in eff...

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on cold and snowy weather across the northern U.S. (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills will stay put for days to come across much of the northern United States.

Forecasters are warning of hypothermia and frostbite from arctic air settling in over the central U.S. on Wednesday and spreading east.

Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York. Temperatures there and in the northern plains and Great Lakes states are projected to only reach as high as the teens or single-digits.

The National Weather Service says wind chills in some areas Thursday could make the temperature feel below zero. Lows are projected to be below zero for the rest of the week.

Meanwhile, the snow-hardened city of Erie, Pennsylvania, is digging out from a record snowfall of more than 5 feet this week. New York communities near Lake Ontario's eastern end also saw around 5 feet of snow this week.

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1:30 a.m.

A white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest has given way to bitter cold until the New Year.

Chicago-area National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley says to expect colder-than-normal temperatures the rest of the week. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in Chicago on Tuesday.

The city of Erie, Pennsylvania, issued a snow emergency after forecasters say a Christmas storm dumped a record 34 inches of snow on the area. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches.

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

Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for parts of several states, including Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Maine. Meteorologists say frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure.