Tuesday was a very cold day with the polar vortex delivering some of winter's coldest air in years.

The cold air took the scenic route, moving in from the west rather than dropping in from the north.

All that said, by winter standards, this is very cold air -- the variety that is more common in other parts of the country, like the north-central and mid-western United States,

Despite single-digit air temperatures, wind chill values ranged from 10 to 25 degrees below zero most of the day Tuesday.

While the winds will diminish Tuesday night, wind chills will remain below zero until mid- to late-morning Wednesday. Limit your time outdoors and make sure all skin is covered if you have to be outside.

Wednesday will still be cold with mostly sunny skies, but not as harsh during the afternoon because of less wind. Afternoon highs will reach the lower and middle 20s.

By Thursday, the temperature will recover to around 30 with partly sunny skies.

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