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US Northeast to face snow as Midwest enters deep freeze again

Published on Jan 21, 2014 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A fast-moving cold front will plunge the United States Midwest into a deep freeze on Tuesday and dump up to 30 cm of snow on parts of the East Coast, forecasters said.

The cold front will drop temperatures below freezing as far south as northern Florida. The high in and around Minnesota and the St. Lawrence Valley will not top -18 Celsius during Tuesday's daylight hours, forecaster AccuWeather said.

"Travel conditions will deteriorate with slippery roads and flight delays expected to unfold even in areas that avoid heavy snow," AccuWeather said.

The cold front across the eastern half of the country could drop up to 5 cm of snow from the Dakotas to the Ohio Valley. The snow will increase as the cold air picks up moisture near the Atlantic coast, AccuWeather said.

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