The Siberian Express blasts across the United States this weekend, bringing bone-chilling temperatures. For weeks cold air has been building in the polar regions of Siberia and Canada, but now the jet stream is blasting that air south. Every single state in the country will be affected, except for New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii. Almost everywhere else will be going into a deep freeze as arctic winds blow in excess of 40 mph. The Midwest will be its first stop, where wind chills could drop to minus 40. Cold wind will also be freezing roads, creating dangerous icy conditions. After hitting the Midwest, the bitter arctic blast will move to the Northeast and to the South. Cities as far down the coast as Atlanta are preparing for temperatures in the teens.
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