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As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits Midwest

Posted On: Nov 12, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

CHICAGO - Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and beyond, thanks to what it calls an "arctic airmass" that started in Siberia and has been spilling over a big chunk of the Midwest and East Coast.
There will still be plenty of snow into Tuesday in parts of the Northeast as the weather service reported the region may see up to a foot of snow, creating what it called "hazardous travel conditions." Meanwhile, temperatures were forecast below freezing as far south as the Texas Gulf Coast.
Records are expected to be broken in Chicago, as well. Weather service meteorologist Kevin Birk said the high for the Windy City is expected to reach 21 degrees , which is seven degrees lower than the previous record set for Nov. 12. Low temperatures in Illinois, Wisconsin...

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