Arctic air will send a cold spell to the East Coast of the United States in the next few days, lowering temperatures and bringing snowfall to the Northeast, according to multiple reports.
The arctic blast will bring “abnormally frigid temperatures” to the East Coast in May after “a much warmer-than-normal January through March this year,” CNBC reports,
It’s not just the East Coast, though. Temperatures could drop 20 to 25 degrees below normal highs in the Rocky Mountain range and over the Great Lakes and Northeast, according to CNBC.
That said, Utah will see temperatures reach the upper 80s over the next few days, according to KSL-TV. Temperatures will hit lows in the 40s and 50s.
“Temperatures may approach record cold levels for some areas with a late frost/freeze where the growing season has typically started,” according to the service.
“Over some areas this cold surge would lead to a late frost/freeze where the growing season has already started,” the service said.
Michael Palmer, a meteorologist at the Weather Company, said in a tweet that the incoming arctic blast will be “one of the coldest modified polar air masses on record so late in the season expected toward next weekend.”
Chilly air will hit the Great Lakes on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will then move to the East Coast — specifically the Northeast — on Wednesday and Thursday, according to The Washington Post.
“In cities such as Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit, Friday is likely to be the coldest day, while the core of the arctic air mass settles over cities from Washington to Boston on Saturday,” according to The Washington Post.