Where will it be warmer than Pittsburgh this week?
Yes, Pittsburgh, it’s going to be cold mid-week.
But there are plenty of cities elsewhere in the world that will make Western Pennsylvania look like a frozen tundra Wednesday and Thursday.
The National Weather Service predicts the high temperature Wednesday will be 7 degrees with wind chills as low as -17 degrees. The high on Thursday will reach 10 degrees.
If you have some extra time off left over from 2018 and want to avoid the deep freeze, the forecasts for cities in typically cold locales are much more promising:
• Anchorage, Alaska
On Wednesday, it’ll be 30 degrees and sunny. The sunshine will continue Thursday with a high temperature of 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
• Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Temperatures will hit 23 degrees on Wednesday and 28 degrees on Thursday, according to the country’s weather service.
• Reykjavik, Iceland
Even a country with the word “ice” in it will be warmer than Pittsburgh. The coastal city will see a high of 19 degrees on Wednesday and 20 degrees on Thursday, according to The Weather Channel.
• Siberia, Russia
Pittsburgh is right on par with this area of northern Russia — both places have high temperatures on Wednesday forecasted as 7 degrees. But Siberia will warm up on Thursday with a high of 27 degrees, according to The Weather Channel.
• Casey Station, Antarctica
On the coast of Antarctica, this Australian research base will hover around freezing. On Wednesday, the high is predicted to be 34 degrees and on Thursday, 31 degrees, according to AccuWeather.com.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter @byrenatta.