Arctic chill set to spill into the United States

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ABC13's Travis Herzog says colder temperatures are headed our way.

Winter is set to invade the United States next week as a major weather pattern change shoves Arctic air southward.

A powerful low pressure system with hurricane-force wind gusts is spinning over Alaska's Aleutian Islands. As it moves east, it will initiate the pattern change that starts tugging Arctic air over Canada southward into the continental U.S.

Chilly air will not reach Texas until next week, but once the pattern flips, even stronger cold fronts could come down the Plains as we journey through the month of December.

There are even some long-range indications that bitter cold air from Siberia could cross over the North Pole and move into North America. But there is no way to know yet if any of that air will blow all the way to Texas.

While it's still too early to get a good handle on just how cold the air will get here in Houston or whether any frozen precipitation falls over Texas, one thing is certain: winter is coming.

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