LIVE UPDATES: Texas, other Southern states warm as storm recovery begins

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Warmer temperatures in Texas and other states in the South and Southwest brought relief after a brutal winter storm ravaged the region last week, leaving millions without power and dozens dead. 

Fast Facts

    • Temperatures in the south will rise to “typical levels or a few degrees above average by early week,” Fox News meteorologist Rick Reichmuth forecasted Saturday
    • Roughly half the more than 70 deaths reported so far have occurred in Texas

Temperatures in the South will rise to “typical levels or a few degrees above average by early week,” Fox News meteorologist Rick Reichmuth forecasted Saturday. “A major warm-up is occurring, and temps will be in the 60s by” Sunday. “This will quickly melt the snow and ice and allow the clean-up to begin.”

Storm victims now face a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs as millions are still being advised to boil water for drinking. 

President Joe Biden declared a major disaster Saturday for 77 of the 254 counties in Texas. The move will make federal funding available to assist in the cleanup. 

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Fox News’ Paul Best and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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