Freezing temperatures as low as 45 degrees below zero are possible across the United States this week.
What’s happening: Close to 15 million people around the United States are under chill alerts because of potential freezing temperatures, NBC News reports.
- The Upper Midwest is expected to see temperatures close to 45 degrees below zero.
- Wind chills as cold as 35 degrees below zero are expected in the Northeast and New England.
Record cold: New York is expected to see 22 degrees on Tuesday and Boston is expected to see temperatures around 12 degrees — the coldest temperatures in those areas at this time since 2019, according to NBC News.
Next up: Temperatures will rebound after Tuesday.
- Milder temperatures are expected in the central United States and East later this week, according to Fox News.
- “A lot is the pipes bursting in your house, hypothermia, frostbite — people going outside just not being protected,” said Armand Randolph, who works with the agency.