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UPDATED 9:30 AM EST, January 6, 2014

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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The coldest weather seen in years will rush onto the East Coast for the start of the new workweek, while the West remains sunny and quiet. Meanwhile, heavy snow will blanket the Great Lakes.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.

A potent Arctic front will whistle to the East Coast to kick off the day. A line of showers and gusty winds will be followed by a brief change to snow and rapidly falling temperatures from New England to the Carolinas. Ultimately, this could mean a dicey morning commute along Interstate 95 from Maine into Virginia.

Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., will start out in the 40s and 50s before falling at least 15 degrees by the evening commute.

Meanwhile, dangerously cold wind chills will grip the northern Plains to the Ohio Valley. Places like Pittsburgh and Cleveland will drop from the teens to the single digits with wind chills dropping to minus-20 degrees. Even colder minus-teens will grip cities like Green Bay, Wis., and Minneapolis with wind chills down to minus-50 degrees.

If that wasn`t enough, the bitter cold air sweeping across the relatively warmer Great Lakes will push heavy snow across the Great Lakes snow belts. The snow will reduce visibility along Interstate 75 in Michigan and Interstates 80, 81 and 90 in the eastern Great Lakes.

The cold air will even pour into the Deep South. Following chilly morning lows, Atlanta and New Orleans will only see highs in the 30s instead of average 50s and lower 60s.

The bread winner for sunny and quiet weather to start the first full work week in 2014 will be the West. High pressure will allow for sunshine and highs to reach the 20s and 30s in the Mountain West to the 60s and 70s along the West Coast into the Southwest.

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