Arctic Freeze To Imperil Holiday Travel For Eastern US

The New York Daily News reports:

An Arctic air mass will descend upon the U.S. this week with plenty of precipitation and dangerously low temperatures, making for potentially nightmarish holiday travel conditions, forecasters say. As last week’s mega storm wound down before the first day of Chanukah, the possibility of a white Christmas for the eastern half of the country loomed just in time for the winter solstice, which happens Wednesday.

The air mass will envelop the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. in dangerously frigid temperatures — potentially “the coldest air of the season,” with temperatures 10 to 35 degrees lower than normal — and combine with a powerful storm by the end of the week, the NWS said. Temperatures will plummet by Thursday night, likely down to 13 degrees in Jackson, Miss. and 5 degrees in Nashville, Tenn., according to NWS predictions.

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