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Arctic Blast for Deep South This Week

An arctic blast is on the way and not just for the northern tier of the country. A large trough will bring the cold, arctic air down to the Gulf coast states in addition to the rain/snow.

Morning wind chills for Thursday feature most of the upper Midwest below 0 degrees!

The temperatures will plummet nearly 25-30 degrees between Wednesday and Friday for the Deep South, too. The cooler air settles into the region through the weekend before we start to see the cold retreat back to the north.

Friday will be the coldest day of the week for the eastern half of the country. This arctic air dips temperatures near freezing as far south as Florida and afternoon highs struggle to warm up.

Cincinnati’s extended forecast shows how strong the cold air is: Highs go from in the 50 to the 20s within the 48 hour window.

The cold air even reaches the deep south. Atlanta sees a drop in temps while it remains cool through the weekend with a slow warming trend working back into the area.

Even farther south, Tampa will be feeling like Christmas for the holiday itself. Check out the drop from the 70s into the 50s!

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Chelsea is from Indianapolis, Indiana. Although it may be the Hoosier state, she attended Purdue University and is a diehard Boilermaker fan. She has a BS in atmospheric science and is currently pursuing her MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in energy and sustainability from the University of Denver. Chelsea loves the ever-changing patterns of the atmosphere which led ... Load Moreher to participate in extensive severe weather research for the Red Cross during her undergrad years. She is currently a Community Volunteer Leader for the Red Cross and enjoys giving back to the community she lives. Before coming to WeatherNation, Chelsea worked in West Virginia at WSAZ and in west Tennessee at WBBJ where she did it all from reporting to sports but her passion is weather.

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