Polar vortex set to grip the U.S. this weekend

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Feb 6th, 2021 2:25 pm

Last Updated Feb 8th, 2021 at 3:07 am

A polar vortex is set to hit the U.S. this weekend, plunging some states into what the National Weather Service calls a "deep freeze."

"The frigid weather will usher in the lowest temperatures of the season so far, and it will be enough to pose dangers to Americans spending time outdoors," AccuWeather said on Friday. "Bitter cold may add a bit of shock."

Minnesota is expected to be the hardest hit with -25 degrees Fahrenheit in St. Paul. But even the warmest states like Florida and Hawaii are expected to see extreme temperature drops.

The frigid weather will only complicate matters for much of the Northeast which is still digging out from recent Winter Storm Orlena, that dumped up to a foot of snow in the Lake Michigan area.

It's believed the cold snap will be short-lived. The Midwest and most of the U.S. are expected to warm up by the end of next week.


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