A rush of Arctic air is sweeping across the nation this week. Of particular concern: potential ice storms that could knock out power to hundreds of thousands of residents.
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Snow, sleet, freezing rain – they’re all making a sweep from the western corner of the United States to the South, propelled by Arctic air.
The winter storm has already brought heavy snowfall to a large swath of the nation extending from Washington State to Michigan and as far south as New Mexico. The storm is now well on its way to Texas and Arkansas and is also heading east into Tennessee.
"This cold air is going to overtake just about the entire country," said Carl Parker, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel. The storm is expected to affect 32 million people for the rest of the week – and the only Americans likely to miss out are residents along the Eastern Seaboard, according to weather predictions.