We all know it’s coming. Winter, that is. And for some of us, it’s already here. But the temperatures are supposed to be so cold, that they’re expected to break 170 records across the US.
“The National Weather Service is forecasting 170 potential daily record cold high temperatures Monday to Wednesday,” according to meteorologist Jonathan Erdman via tweet. “A little taste of January in November.”
The temperature is expected to drop over a period of three days as the cold front spreads across the central and eastern US from Sunday November 10th into Tuesday November 12th. The front moved into the northern plains and upper Midwest as of yesterday, into the southern plains and Ohio Valley Monday, and then through most of the East Coast and Deep South but Tuesday, according to the Weather Channel.
These early arctic temps are only supposed to be in the high teens and 20s in the Midwest and around the Great Lakes. The Weather Channel says that this could be the coldest Veteran’s Day on record in cities like Chicago and Minneapolis.
Record colds could be possible in the Northeast Ohio Valley, and even parts of the south are being affected. Alabama is set to have highs only in the 30s, and that’s in Alabama!
Even Florida will be suffering. The panhandle temps may fall below freezing. But the most intense cold will be in the northern Plains where temperatures are forecast to fall below zero. Winds will make the temperatures even colder and people will need to limit their time outside.
And it’s only November.
A storm system may develop over the central US, in addition to the cold, this will bring ice. Come Friday, the chill will reach the deep south with afternoon high temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal for early November. Odd news for sure.