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Cold snap to cool off South Florida, but freeze rest of country

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet snowplow clears snow on the Pennyrile Parkway just south of the 425 interchange Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. The first winter storm of the season moved through the area Sunday night dumping nearly 5 inches of snow and ice in Henderson County with temperatures expected to be below freezing for the next 2-3 days.
A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet snowplow clears snow on the Pennyrile Parkway just south of the 425 interchange Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. The first winter storm of the season moved through the area Sunday night dumping nearly 5 inches of snow and ice in Henderson County with temperatures expected to be below freezing for the next 2-3 days. AP/The Gleaner

Don’t let the mild weather outside fool you — it’s freezing everwhere else in the country.

In parts of all 50 states, regions are expecting teeth-chattering temperatures and piles of snow on Tuesday.

In places like Snowshoe, W.Va., its 5 degrees. But in South Florida, it’s a comfortable 76 degrees.

That will change Tuesday night.

Arctic air blowing in over the central U.S. pushing down across the east coast will makes its way to South Florida, the National Weather Service reports.

In places around the Great Lakes like Buffalo, N.Y., this means lots of snow. In South Florida, it means it will will get as low as 63 degrees.

The cool in South Florida won’t last long. After the weather gets its chilliest early Wednesday morning, about 59 degrees, it will warm up throughout the day, returning to mid- to low-70s and breezy.

Expect a 50 percent chance of rain before the cool weather hits.

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