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Polar Vortex Set To Return

Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on Jan. 6, 2014 in Chicago, Ill.
Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on Jan. 6, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. Scott Olson / Getty Images

Don't put away your winter coats just yet, as a blast of arctic cold means the Midwest can expect high temperatures in the single digits this week, while the eastern corridor will see highs in the 20s and 30s and lows in the low teens

The much-dreaded Polar Vortex is set to return to the midwest and east coast this week, bringing even more freezing temperatures to the winter-weary populace.

According to an alert from the National Weather service, the cold blast is set to arrive in the northern plains on Monday and spread to the east coast by Wednesday, bringing temperatures 10 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year, USA Today reports.

The Midwest can expect high temperatures in the single digits this week, while the eastern corridor will see highs in the 20s and 30s and lows in the low teens. Alabama and Mississippi may see freezing temperatures by Thursday, Weather.com reports.

Oh, and there’s some snow on the horizon, too. The east coast from the Appalachians north-eastwards may see snowstorms as early as Wednesday.

(RELATED: Watch the Great Lakes freeze in time-lapse video)

[USA Today]

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