The next five to seven days will not be just cold – they will be a record high.
This is according to the National Weather Service, which predicts that more than 200 recorded lows can be tied or set from Monday to Wednesday.
All this is part of the Arctic explosion that is hitting the East Coast, bringing temperatures to low temperatures in some places. Temperatures are expected to fall in the Great Plains on Monday before moving east on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Record lows are possible in Texas, Oklahoma and parts of the Ohio Valley Tuesday morning. By Wednesday, more than a dozen record levels could be set in the deep South and Gulf coast, according to CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward.
Some places in the East may experience temperatures on Wednesday afternoon that are up to 30 degrees below average,