Death toll tops 60 as arctic blast across U.S. leaves dangerous icy conditions

In Baltimore, high winds on Saturday were set to make temperatures feel like they’re in the teens. Football fans attending an NFL playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans set for 4:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium were urged to bundle up — another frigid matchup, although not expected to be as record-setting as last weekend’s Kansas City Chiefs-Miami Dolphins game in Kansas City.

Meanwhile, Southern cities were also bracing for a deep freeze: Atlanta felt like temperatures were in the teens because of the wind chill, while residents in Nashville were waking up to temperatures that felt like below zero Fahrenheit.

Travel remained perilous Saturday morning in the Great Lakes region, where snow showers were expected to redevelop in parts of Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The additional snowfall comes after some parts of Indiana saw as much as 32 inches on Friday.

Elsewhere Saturday, heavy rain was expected in Northern California while thousands of residents in the Portland, Oregon, area were still without power following another round of freezing rain on Friday.

At least nine weather-related deaths have occurred in Oregon, including three people in Portland who were killed by a downed power line in an incident that saw a young woman rescue a 9-month-old baby.

The latest cold snap is expected to improve after the weekend.

With “no additional replenishment of Arctic air from Canada,” the National Weather Service said, a “steady warm-up” is forecast for the middle of the country beginning Sunday.

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