Icy temperatures will continue to grip the metro-east Tuesday with a high of 17 degrees expected under mostly clear skies.
The extremely cold weather has prompted the state to open warming centers across Illinois.
Locally, they include Madison County centers at 606 W. St. Louis Ave. in East Alton and 1925 Madison Ave. in Granite City. In St. Clair County there are two shelters, both in East St. Louis. One is at 225 N. 9th St. and the other at 601 James R. Thompson Blvd. Building E.
The warming centers are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tuesday night the temperature will drop down to 9. But on Wednesday a warm-up is expected to start. The temperature will rise above the freezing mark to a high of 33. Overnight it will dip down to 22.
On Thursday the temperature will continue to inch up with a high of 41 and a low of 26.