Polar Vortex To Bring ‘Several Rounds Of Arctic Cold’ To Eastern US

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The eastern U.S. is forecast to see “several rounds of Arctic cold” through early February, according to meteorologists.

While the western U.S. is forecast to stay warm and dry, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts at least a 50 percent chance the Northeast and Great Plains will see frigid winter weather starting from Feb. 3 to 7.

The most northern reaches of Wisconsin and Minnesota, of course, have an 80 percent chance of below normal weather, which is not exactly great news given those areas are already well-below freezing.

But Americans living east of the Rocky Mountains can also expect a burst of cold weather before the timetable laid out in the NWS forecast. meteorologist Ryan Maue said a “polar vortex” spinning over Hudson Bay will put the eastern U.S. in a deep freeze over the next five days.


Temperatures in D.C. are expected to drop slightly over the next couple of days, warm up, then drop again by the end of the week. Tuesday morning could even see some snow during rush hour, The Washington Post reported.


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