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Arctic air will cover most of the U.S. and Canada by next week, keeping frigid weather in place until mid-December.
Most of the U.S. will probably have above-normal temperatures through next week, which is usually one of the year’s coldest, forecasters say.
A blast of cold air along in the eastern U.S. may mean energy used for heating homes and businesses will be 10 to 30 percent above normal through the weekend, said David Salmon, owner of Weather Derivatives.
Milder weather in much of the central and eastern U.S. next week may mean the region will use about 20 percent less energy for heating than usual, according to David Salmon of Weather Derivatives.
Temperatures in the U.S. Midwest and South may be lower than normal as December begins.
The Midwest is about to get a dose of something it hasn’t had in a while -- colder weather.
Chicago may reach 99 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) today and New York City 90 as a heat wave that set or tied 196 daily temperature records yesterday moves east, promising to raise energy demand.
Colder air is expected to grip the central and western U.S. next week, while the Northeast may be warmer than normal, according to forecasters.
The eastern U.S. may be warmer than normal into mid-December, according to forecasters.
"Even in a best-case scenario, I think it will prove disrupting to the recovery efforts and may spread some of the outages into southern New England."
- David Salmon on Nov 06, 2012