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Wind chills plunging in the South, Northwest braces for more rain

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A bitter cold is gripping the South with states from Florida to Georgia experiencing wind chills in the 30s.

The wind chill -- what temperature it feels like -- plunged Tuesday morning to 24 degrees in Raleigh and 31 degrees in Atlanta, Charleston and Montgomery.

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A freeze warning has been issued as far south as Tallahassee, where the actual temperature fell to 30 degrees.

The wind chill dropped Tuesday morning to 15 degrees in Boston and 25 degrees in New York City.

Bundled for cold weather, an early morning dog walker heads into the wind framed by the Hyannis Yacht Club dock, in Hyannis, Mass., Nov. 23, 2021. © Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times via USA Today Bundled for cold weather, an early morning dog walker heads into the wind framed by the Hyannis Yacht Club dock, in Hyannis, Mass., Nov. 23, 2021.

Milder air will thaw the East Coast by Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures are expected to reach the middle to upper 50s for Boston and New York City and near 60 degrees in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

© Elaine Thompson/AP

Meanwhile, on the West Coast, more heavy rain is expected for Washington state and Oregon, where some areas could see 3 to 6 inches over the next few days.

A weather map shows the forecast for heavy rain over the next few days in the Pacific Northwest, Nov. 30, 2021. © ABC News A weather map shows the forecast for heavy rain over the next few days in the Pacific Northwest, Nov. 30, 2021. MORE: Hundreds displaced due to intense flooding in Washington state

Two weeks ago, over 1 foot of rain pummeled the Pacific Northwest within days, bringing rivers into major flood stages and flooding roads and neighborhoods.

A house sits barely above floodwaters near Everson, Wash., Nov. 29, 2021. © Elaine Thompson/AP A house sits barely above floodwaters near Everson, Wash., Nov. 29, 2021. Vehicles navigate a flooded highway headed into Sumas, Wash., Nov. 29, 2021. © Elaine Thompson/AP Vehicles navigate a flooded highway headed into Sumas, Wash., Nov. 29, 2021.
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