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170 cold-weather records could fall next week across US

Some 170 cold-weather records could fall across the U.S. next week as two surges of arctic air push across the Plains and into the Great Lakes states, meteorologists say.

The push could make for record-cold high temperatures in communities across much of the country from Monday through Wednesday, Weather Channel meteorologist Jonathan Erdman tweeted on Thursday.

“A little taste of January in November,” he tweeted.

The National Weather Service put it a bit drier, forecasting “anomalously cold temperatures for early November … from Montana to the Dakotas,” with readings as much as 30 degrees below normal in some areas as early as Sunday.

Snow is forecast from northern Michigan to parts of Florida, the Weather Service says.

Northeast Michigan is forecast to be well below normal temperatures beginning Veterans Day, when a high of only the mid-20s is forecast. The normal high temp is in the mid-40s, the Weather Service says.

Northeast Michigan is not expected to break out of the 30s this week, and snow is in the forecast today through Tuesday.

Overnight lows are not expected to break any records.