About 100 million Americans are expected to face freezing temperatures Tuesday evening into Wednesday, as a cold front settles in on the East Coast this week.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning that high temperatures are expected to be 10 to 20 degrees below average Tuesday from the Midwest, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions into the East Coast and across southern Texas to Florida.
AccuWeather is reporting that near New York City, temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s for the first time this season. Washington, D.C., and Atlanta will get their first below-freezing temperatures Wednesday morning as well.
The NWS has issued several freeze watches, including for portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina, from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, when temperatures are expected to fall to a low of 26 degrees.
The NWS issued a freeze watch for portions of southeast Alabama, Big Bend and Panhandle Florida and south central and southwest Georgia, from late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Temperatures will reach a low of 29 degrees.
The NWS issued a freeze watch in coastal parts of North and South Carolina, from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, with lows reaching 28 degrees.