By the end of this week, parts of the Northeast will be colder than Mars.
But it's not just New England suffering winter's wrath. Freezing rain, sleet and snow are smothering parts of the Southeast on Wednesday.
Florida gets walloped with snow
From Maine to Florida, every East Coast state has at least one weather advisory, winter storm watch, winter storm warning or blizzard warning. That's 1,500 miles of severe weather alerts.
In Tallahassee, Florida, Ernst Beliard said he's never seen snow in his 21 years there.
"Yo its actually snowing in Tallahassee," he tweeted.
Indeed, Tallahassee had not seen measurable snowfall since 1989, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.
The Florida State University campus in Tallahassee will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 3, due to the threat of severe winter weather. Conditions are expected to improve later in the afternoon, and normal operations will resume at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Info: https://t.co/LxTBNwNzSa pic.twitter.com/PXkEzBLCyL— Florida State University (@floridastate) January 2, 2018
FAMU will close Tallahassee, Jacksonville & Crestview locations due to winter storm forecast. The main residence dining hall will be open during regular service hours for students who are already on campus. More info here: https://t.co/ItNiZfDpSZ. pic.twitter.com/X4Cu8RKlo7— FloridaA&MUniversity (@FAMU_1887) January 2, 2018
Deep freeze across South Carolina
In the Palmetto State, palm trees will likely be covered in ice and snow -- and could knock down power lines, the National Weather Service in Charleston said.
"Forecasters expect below freezing temperatures to last for much of the week throughout the entire state," South Carolina Emergency Management said.
Charleston is slated to get 4 inches of snow late Wednesday. That would be the most in one day since 1989, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.
, and South Carolina Highway Patrol
The runways at @iflyCHS have been closed by Joint Base Charleston due to icy conditions. No flight operations are permitted until the Air Force determines the runways are safe for aircraft and passengers. Please contact your airline to rebook a canceled flight.— CharlestonSC Airport (@iflyCHS) January 3, 2018
as snow fell.
Video of snow falling near S’ville on I-26. Seeing less traffic now than I did an hour ago. We are working 72 incidents between Jasper/Charleston now. pic.twitter.com/yXJWucb4i7— Trooper Bob (@TrooperBob_SCHP) January 3, 2018
Authorities urged people to stay off the streets as 1,000 snow plows and salt trucks treated roads and bridges, the state's department of transportation said.
States of emergency in Georgia
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency Tuesday for 28 coastal counties ahead of the storm.
At least 12 people in the US have died this week in cold-related deaths, officials said.
Six deaths were reported in Wisconsin, four in Texas, one in North Dakota and one in Missouri.
Two deaths overnight believed to be the result of exposure to frigid weather. Please help our Homeless Outreach Team & patrol get the word out to our homeless population to seek shelter from the cold as described by Mayor Turner. Hoping no more lives are lost tonight. https://t.co/YFu0rN54nW— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) January 2, 2018
Single-digit temps in the Northeast
New York City hasn't warmed up above freezing since Christmas -- and the deep freeze will just get worse.
The bombogenesis will help usher in another round of blustery single-digit temperatures to the Northeast.
CNN's Tina Burnside, Chuck Johnston, David Williams, Christina Zdanowicz, Darran Simon,