A blast of frigid air is pushing its way into NC — just how cold will it go?

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A blast of winter weather is making its way eastward from the Midwest this week.

The system is expected to bring severe cold, with temperatures dropping to right around freezing along the East Coast.

FOX8 Meteorologist Tom Britt says the cold front should be here by tomorrow evening, causing temperatures to drop.

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Britt says it’s important to make sure the pipes in your home are properly insulated and your car is winterized.

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There is a 20 to 25 percent chance the northern part of the viewing area could see flurries Wednesday.

Tomorrow wind gusts may range from 35-40 miles per hour.

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The National Weather Service says it will likely issue a wind chill advisory for Wednesday night for an expected wind chill of -5 to 0.