The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Christmas week winter storm likely to affect millions across US

Start your day with the latest weather news – significant Christmas week winter storm, dangerous blast of arctic air and holiday travel statistics.

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Significant Christmas week winter storm likely to snarl holiday travel

Confidence is growing that a significant winter storm by the end of Christmas week could be a nightmare for millions of Americans who are traveling this holiday season.

"It's a significant winter storm, bringing rain, wind and snow and causing travel issues," FOX Weather meteorologist Amy Freeze said. "But the heavy snow and strong wind – strong wind, I can't emphasize that enough – can really disrupt the travel and maybe even take out some power."

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Dangerous blast of arctic air to tighten its grip on much of the nation

An arctic front will usher in some of the coldest air of the season by a considerable margin this week.

When describing the temperature outlook this week, FOX Weather meteorologist Craig Herrera said: "This is scary."

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113 million Americans expected to travel as major winter storm looms

2022 is expected to be the third-busiest year for holiday travel since AAA began keeping track in 2000. And as the FOX Forecast Center continues to monitor a major winter storm by the end of the week, you're going to want to be prepared for delays on the roads, in the air and on the rails.

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