AN ARCTIC snap is set to blast massive swathes of the US, putting the country on track for its chilliest Veteran’s Day on record.
Temperatures are expected to sink 15 to 30 degrees colder than the average from the Plains to the East Coast, the National Weather Service has warned.
The cold snap pushed through the northern Plains region of the West and upper Midwest on Sunday.
By Monday, it will go through the Ohio Valley and then towards most of the East coast and to the Deep South by Tuesday.
Temperatures will struggle to push out of the teens in the northern Plains.
The Central Plains and even as far south as the mid-Mississippi Valley will see temperatures hover in the 20s.
Monday’s temperatures could be the coldest on record for November 11 in dozens of cities across the Midwest and Plains, including Chicago and Minneapolis.
The federal agency is anticipating about 290 new cold records to be broken from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
Temperatures on Tuesday will be subfreezing in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Paducah, Kentucky.
On Wednesday, even parts of the Deep South will be stuck in the 40s and in North Florida the mercury will stay in the 50s.
The National Weather Service said: “The next surge of arctic air is poised to bring the coldest temperatures so far this season for much of the central and eastern US for early in the week.”
Record-subfreezing highs will measure nearly 30 degrees below average from Texas to New York.
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In parts of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio up to six inches of snow will blanket the ground.
This cold snap will continue to push through the North East, bringing wind chills in the single digits.
By Thursday, temperatures will creep up back to average figures.