The Return of the Polar Plunge

Winter blast coming back with bone-chilling temperatures expected for half the nation.
3:00 | 02/23/14

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Now to the big change coming in the weather tonight to a huge part of this country comes of course after a big -- -- this weekend. The I started to break up on the chagrin river east of Cleveland there that melting ice rising over the banks flooding nearby neighborhoods. Take a look at this near Pittsburgh tonight several people had to be rescued this weekend -- the ice jams there melting flooding homes and -- the family members trapped inside and some neighborhoods but the warm air behind all this. About to be replaced tonight -- so want to bring in meteorologist Jason -- from the ABC station in Cleveland news channel five in great to have you here this weekend. This is a big change in moves in -- yet to -- of Arctic -- the first one early in the week the second -- -- let's get right to take a look here again affecting much of the country with bitter cold -- look at -- temperature today near seventy degrees at first shot of Arctic air -- them off a bit. And then more so as we head towards the middle of the week in fact. David by the end of the week we're talking thirties and forties along the Gulf Coast for high that's 2030 degrees below normal a drop of thirty degrees there you see the real wake up call comes when the alarm -- -- -- only -- -- -- -- -- -- bottled up tomorrow morning Minneapolis you guys are seeing the coldest winter in some 30 years Bible tomorrow morning Chicago only get three. -- stay cold for much of the eastern part of our country all right Jason -- -- thanks to you.

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