TODAY | January 26, 2013
>>> dose of frigid weather that's dumped ice and snow in a big part of the country. dylan dreyer is upstairs at the weather map with the latest. good morning.
>>> good morning. yeah, milder air is eventually going to head into the northeast over the next few days. in parts of the midwest, cold, icy weather is on the way. bitter and in some places extreme winter conditions continue to take their toll across much of the country. down south, tennessee tree limbs coated with icicles, ice crippling roadways. similar conditions caused multiple accidents across northern georgia including this overturned car. near pittsburgh, spinouts across much of the area. some drivers forced to drive in near whiteout conditions. across lake erie , high winds and freezing temperatures formed ice dunes. in michigan what looks like icebergs along the detroit river . these four businesses in lake placid , new york, were iced over as firefighters tried to save them in sub-zero cold. just outside of boston, single-digit temperatures have left lakes and even waterfalls frozen solid. in ohio, plows are working overtime while cars are barely working at all. the brutal conditions in so many places mean big businesses for tow truck operators and repair shops.
>> we usually average about 80 calls in the summertime. and we're doing about 200 now.
>> reporter: in chicago, they picked up their first inch of snow in 335 days, ending the record streak in the windy city . will white of north carolina couldn't wait for snow, making this winter wonderland in the middle of his chilly but still green charlotte neighborhood.
>> can never count on mother nature anymore. she's not very reliable.
>> and a lot of that is going to melt away in the carolinas as warmer air moves in this week. we are looking at chilly temperatures to still hold strong across the northeast. we have windchills down in the single digits and even below zero , especially across upstate new york . but moving into the next couple of days, again, a slow process. we are going to see warmer temperatures eventually take hold in the northeast. 24 for the high. tomorrow, it looks like highs will get back up to around 30. below freezing. then finally as we go into monday and even tuesday, temperatures will get back into the mid 30s, mid 40s. and by the end of the week, we're looking for highs to get into the 50s. we do still have icy conditions in the forecast for tomorrow. today it is going to be quiet across portions of iowa, into wisconsin, northern illinois . that all changes tomorrow morning . it is an icing situation. not all snow. it is looking like we'll see freezing rain and sleet. we could see ice accumulations up to a quarter inch. we are looking at the heavy ice accumulation on the trees, on the power lines , that means power outages are possible in the region and roads will be very treacherous. erica?