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It’s nearly March, but we’re about to head into another week of January-style temperatures.

While the average high for this time of year is about 36 degrees, the high on Monday and Tuesday will reach only the low 20s – and for the next few days after that, daily highs are expected to be in the teens. The source of the trouble: arctic air – the infamous polar vortex – blowing down from central Canada.

“It’s going to be really cold,” said Shawn Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo. “It’s something I think most people are getting tired of.”

Night lows will dip into the low teens Monday and Tuesday, the single digits on Wednesday and near zero on Thursday. The week also will feature scattered snow showers.

Temperatures will start heading back to normal for this time of year by next Sunday or March 3.

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