A blast of cold air will affect the midwestern United States and the eastern part of the country this week, forcing Americans to start using their heaters and stoves, forecasters say

“It will feel more like November for many,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

The National Weather Service said on October 16 that an “increasingly cold and unsettled weather pattern is forecast to develop across the Upper Midwest and spread east across the East Coast over the next couple of days.”

“The cold air surging into the Great Lakes behind an intensifying low-pressure system will lead to mixed precipitation to expand eastward into the interior Northeast by [October 18],” according to the update. “Interior New England may see a quick round of heavier rain as a warm front lifts through the region on [October 17] before colder air arrives from the west later in the day.”

Currently, freeze warnings and watches are in effect for Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and they are likely to spread.

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