83 weather-related deaths have been confirmedAccording to an account by CBS News, dangerous cold continues to hit the nation.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 19 weather-related deaths, and Oregon officials have confirmed 16, including three adults who died after falling onto their cars. CBS News previously reported that a child in the vehicle survived.
More deaths have been reported in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Washington, Kentucky, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey and more.
Investigations are underway to confirm that some of the deaths were weather-related. That includes one person who died in a five-way crash in Kentucky and four in Illinois, including two from car crashes. Some states warned drivers to take extra care on the roads during severe frost. Mississippi officials told its residents to “be aware of black ice on roadways and drive only if necessary.”
Dangerous weather continued across the United States this weekend. Tens of thousands of people faced bitterly cold, below-average temperatures Saturday, and the eastern half of the country could experience even colder weather this season, with dangerous wind chill and hard freeze warnings extending into northern Florida.
to doIf you must go outside, experts recommend using caution when turning on devices like space heaters and watching for more serious signs of hypothermia.
On the West Coast, Oregon is under a state of emergency, with more than 45,000 customers without power as deadly blizzards batter the region. Other outages were reported in Pennsylvania, California, New Mexico and Indiana.
Snow and sleet will continue into early next week, forecasters say.
“Arctic air will combine with moisture from the Gulf to create a misty mess from Oklahoma to Illinois. Travel will be treacherous on Monday,” The Weather Channel's meteorologist Molly McCollum said Saturday.
By the middle of the week, the warming trend is expected to form a bank. According to the Weather Channel forecastWarm air and rain will combine to bring a flood risk to the Midwest and Northeast.