From yesterday's Kansas City Star:
Forecast for Tuesday: A chance of snow by Tuesday night. High of 14 degrees.
Forecast for Wednesday: Periods of snow and becoming windy. High of 18 degrees.
Forecast for Thursday: Snow ending as arctic blast arrives. (WTF? The arctic blast hasn't arrived yet?) High of 7 degrees.
Forecast for Friday: Coldest weather in many years. High of 4 degrees. Low of -13 degrees. (Okay, can we all just agree to stay home that day??!)
If you look on the weather map, there is a big u-shaped dip shaded white, where the coldest air resides, around Minnesota and those parts. We are right below that dip, in an area shaded light blue. The light blue area is also very cold, just not quite as cold as the white area. But the white dip is moving down the map, and Thursday it will be upon us. And we will be shaded in white. The color of oblivion.