Freeze warning Arctic blast Alabama, series of tornadoes over the weekend

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Freeze warning Arctic blast Alabama, series of tornadoes over the weekend.

Freeze warnings will cover much of the same areas in Alabama that were ravaged by a series of tornadoes over the weekend.

An arctic blast is moving across the eastern two-thirds of the US this week. Roughly 30 million people from Texas to Georgia are under a freeze warning Tuesday, CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said.

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That could mean new worries for those in Lee County, Alabama, where at least 23 died after tornadoes tore through the region Sunday. Residents have been displaced after the twisters destroyed their homes, and searchers are still picking through the debris for potential victims. The area will see temperatures in the mid-20s Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham said a freeze warning is in effect for central Alabama until 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the potential for light rain and sleet.

Record-setting low temperatures possible across the US

Temperatures across the country are running 30 to 40 degrees below normal, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.

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Dozens of records could be broken Tuesday, with some 14 record lows possible in Texas, Ward said.

Waco, Texas, is expected to break a 30-year-old record with a low of 22 degrees. The initial record from 1989 was 23 degrees. Other records are expected to be broken in Austin, San Antonio and in cities in Kansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, Ward said.

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