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Finally! A lasting warmup is on the way for parts of US

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Warmth is forecast to expand through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley and all the way to the Atlantic coast as the week progresses. Following a chilly weekend in the Northeast, the wave of warmth will begin in earnest on Monday, then warmth will swell during the middle of the week.

Major winter storm underway across the Plains, alerts out across the South

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Texas governor, Greg Abbott, issued a state of emergency across the entire state ahead of the arrival of the storm, and secured a federal emergency declaration from the White House in order to make additional resources available for communities impacted by this weather event.

'Close to 60%' of US to have snow, ice on the ground by next week

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Large stretches of highway and multiple airport hubs in the Central states may be shut down because of a storm which will unleash a whole spectrum of winter weather hazards ranging from blizzard conditions in some areas to a freeze-up with a buildup of ice in others.