Cold weather is hitting large swaths of the country this week and many could experience “record colds,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS forecasts “widespread record cold spreading from the Plains eastward toward the East Coast,” spreading across the eastern two thirds of the United States. The cold blast will last from…

via Arctic Blast to Hit 240 Million People Across the U.S. With Freezing Temperatures and Weather Warnings — TIME