Colder Temperatures Spreading Through U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) — Much of the midsection of the United States was shivering under a blast of Arctic air and strong winds Wednesday, meteorologists said.

The chilly air spread south and east across the Rocky Mountains and Northern Plains, producing high temperatures fully 20 to 30 degrees colder than Tuesday’s highs in such places as Denver, Des Moines, Iowa, Omaha, Neb., reported.

Those parts of the country will be lucky to see high temps struggle above the freezing mark, forecasters said.

The Web site predicted the colder temps would move into the rest of the Midwest Wednesday night, with much colder conditions likely in Detroit, Cincinnati and Nashville on Thurdsay.

The U.S. Deep South and East Coast would be next on the chill parade, feeling lower temps Thursday night into Friday, possibly followed up by a shot of snow, said, adding that Boston, New York City, Raleigh and Columbia, S.C., would be much colder by Friday.

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