Expect a strong winter storm and Move across the Central Appalachians. and Northeast. Expect strong winds, heavy rain, and a mixture of both and The holiday weekend will be marked by snowfall that may make it dangerous to travel. National Weather Service said Sunday

For large parts of Central Ohio, a bitterly cold Christmas is also in store and The blast of Arctic air expected to blow in Eastern United States late this week will cause temperatures to plummet well below the December average, forecasters stated.

“The tandem of bitterly cold temperatures and an intensifying storm system over the Rockies and Central Plains by midweek, will mean treacherous travel for many locations along and east of the Rockies,” The Weather Service stated that everyone in these areas should be paying attention to the forecast.

Northern Plains and Temperatures in the Upper Midwest could drop to the teens for Christmas Eve and According to the service, the temperatures will rise over the next few days. According to it, subzero temperatures may reach the Central Plains and the Northeast. The Ohio Valley will be affected by the cold. and The Great Lakes have temperatures as low as the single digits.

Even parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast are expected to experience below-freezing temperatures and Florida Weekend and According to the service, it would be possible for temperatures to drop into the teens by the end of the week. The service warned that temperatures could drop to the teens in some parts of the Gulf Coast. and In the low 20s

The arctic air will dip so far south that it won’t feel like the tropics in Florida this Christmas weekend, with lows falling into the 30s and 40s.

“For some folks, it could be one of the coldest Christmases in a while,” Zackary Taylor is a Senior Meteorologist at the Weather Prediction Center.

“The cold air spilling southward is certainly some of the coldest air we’ve seen so far this winter and there is the potential there for some record low temperatures,” He added that temperatures could drop up to 30 degrees in some parts of the country, especially the eastern half of the country.

On Thursday, temperatures are expected to drop to an all-time low of minus 40 degrees in nearly 40 places across the U.S. and Friday.

It is anticipated that the cold air mass will begin to move southward during the middle week. This could be from the Northern Rocky Mountains towards the east.

A winter storm is expected to form along the edge of cold air mass. It will affect parts of Central Appalachians and eastern Great Lakes. and According to forecasters, Northeast. Mixture of rain and strong winds and According to Mr. Taylor, snow will likely be the weekend before.

“The system is going to be pretty strong, and pretty dynamic, such that it’s going to create some hazardous weather conditions, and probably travel disruptions,” He stated.

New York City is one of the cities on the East Coast. and Washington will not have a white Christmas because the storm is expected to pass on Thursday and Friday, “rain event” before temperatures plummet. New York is forecast to reach a high near 28 degrees Christmas Day

According to Mr. Taylor, heavy snow is most likely over the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. and The interior Northeast.

According to forecasters, parts of the United States could experience abnormally cold weather for this time period. Houston Forecasts indicate that Friday will see temperatures near 29°F. New Orleans Expected to hit a peak near 34

“The cold will probably impact more people but the snow and wind is going to be pretty significant where it does occur,” Marc Chenard is a meteorologist at the Weather Prediction Center.

He also said that it could be difficult to clear snow roads in such circumstances. “It’s going to be so cold, it’s not going to melt,” He stated.

Judson Jones Contributed reporting