Polar vortex: biting cold that has killed 16 to give way to 'spring-like' weather

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Meteorologists predict big shift in temperature early next week Rapid thaw could create burst pipes and flooded rivers The bitter cold gripping the American midwest, which is being blamed for at claiming at least 21 lives so far, is expected to turn into spring-like weather by early next week, according to forecasters. Just days after arctic conditions, temperatures are expected to climb by as much as 80 degrees Fahrenheit in some regions. Experts said the rapid thaw is unprecedented, and could create its own problems – bursting pipes, flooding rivers and crumbling roads. Continue reading... …

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