Winter storms and freezing temperatures hit the U.S.

Many parts of the eastern United States will have their coldest Christmas Eve in decades.

Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Tallahassee are all expected to see their coldest high temperatures on record on Dec. 24, according to the National Weather Service.

Washington, D.C. is expected to have its second coldest Christmas Eve, behind only 1989. In New York, it will be the coldest Christmas Eve since 1906. Chicago expects temperatures to climb back above zero, but the city will still experience its coldest Christmas Eve since 1983.

Many parts of Florida will experience the peak of the cold over Christmas. It will be the coldest Dec. 25 since 1983 in Miami, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach, according to the weather service.

Temperatures will drop slowly in the East over the weekend, but it will still be Atlanta’s third-coldest Christmas on record and its coldest day since 1989, according to forecasters. New York and Washington DC will each experience their coldest Christmas since 2000.

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