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Record Cold Front is expected to cross into the United States from Sunday to Tuesday with freezing temperatures freezing south as parts of the Gulf coast.

The National Weather Service forecasts over 170 potential record highs Monday through Wednesday.

On Saturday, record lows were expected in the Northeast, with Baltimore, Newark and Philadelphia each falling behind in the mid-20s. They were expected as early as the south and midwest on Tuesday, when parts of Texas could fall to 16 degrees. Cities in Texas and Louisiana were projected to reach their highs in the mid-40s, breaking records set decades ago.

Where Will the Arctic Explosion Hit?

The front will slide down from the Arctic through the northern plains and upper midwest Sunday, when temperatures in some areas may be 20 to 30 degrees below normal, the meteorological channel reported. The cold will penetrate the southern plains and the Ohio Valley by Monday, then across much of the east coast and deep south by Tuesday.

High temperatures on Monday may persist in the teens and 20s in the Midwest and around the Great Lakes. According to the Meteorological Channel, it may be the coldest Veterans Day in cities such as Chicago and Minneapolis.

Explore daily daytime temperatures here

By Tuesday, record-breaking cold is possible in the northeast, Ohio Valley and parts of the south. Highs can only be reached in the 1930s as in Alabama.

For some U.S. farmers, early-season freezing may be a threat to crops.

Will the Arctic Blast Snow?

Snow showers are expected over the weekend through northern Michigan, the northern plains, the northern rocky and cascading, according to the National Weather Service.

Veterans Day Package

In Detroit, hosting its 14th annual Veterans Day parade on Sunday, the festivities just have to escape the snow. The city can get between one and three inches on Monday, the weather channel predicts.

In Levenworth County, Kansas, which claims the nation's oldest Veterans Day is observed, temperatures are expected to reach 32 degrees on Monday. This year will be the county's 100th annual parade and organizers say the show will continue despite the cold.

"We have never and never canceled a parade because of meteorological problems. You have to remember, there is no war or conflict. They stopped because of bad weather, "said organizer Diana Smith.

In Chicago, where the city has planned a Veterans Day ceremony at Soldier Field, temperatures are expected to reach 31 degrees Celsius, with forecasts predicting one inch of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Although double-digit temperatures can be balmy by Chicago standards, early-season cold fronts could be especially challenging for more than 80,000 Chicagoans experiencing homelessness.

"This type of weather, starting with the start of the season makes their lives much more difficult, "says Doug Schankelberg, director of the advocacy group Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Contributed by: Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

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