The temperature in Fairbanks, Alaska this morning is around -45. Yep, that's 45 degrees below zero. Of course it's cold in Alaska, but that is very cold for even Fairbanks this time of the year. So, why do we even care how cold it is in Alaska this morning? That is the location for a frigid Arctic air mass that could come racing into the United States all the way to the Carolinas by the middle of next week. Now that air will modify some as moves our way, but there is still the potential for very cold temperatures here around the middle of next week. I have more on the forecast for an Arctic blast in this morning's video blog posted below.