East coast residents are digging their belongings out of the snow as they recover from a powerful blizzard that is leaving behind brutally cold and dangerous temperatures for the weekend.>> It's a freezer. It's deep freeze. Yeah, for sure.>> From Northern Florida, up through New York City and into New England, 10's of millions of people will be under windchill and freeze warnings.
In some parts of the northeast, residence will face minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures.>> We've spent enough time complaining.>> But with more snow and freezing rain expected over the weekend and into early next week in the northeast, not everyone is unhappy. Aren't you cold out here?>> No.
>> The first snowstorm of 2018 that clobbered the east coast on Thursday and Friday had 70 miles per hour wind gusts and more than 15 inches of snow in some areas. In Tallahassee, Florida, residents saw snow for the first time in decades. The storm was power by a rapid drop in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters call a bomb cyclone.
The cold and snowy weather have been blamed for at least 18 deaths in the past few days, including 4 in North Carolina traffic accidents and 3 in Texas. The extreme cold caused more than 2,000 flight cancellations on Friday but by Saturday morning, that was down to more than 600 cancellations, though thousands of flights were still delayed.