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Warming centers in Cleveland, Canton, Akron will be open during Friday's cold snap

With sub-zero wind chills anticipated, community centers in Cleveland, Canton and Akron will have extended hours for residents to use as warming centers.

CLEVELAND — With predictions of sub-zero wind chills in Northeast Ohio on Friday, the cities of Cleveland and Akron have announced plans for warming centers.

In Cleveland, four city recreation centers will be open for extended hours to serve as warming centers from 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday:

  • Michael Zone 
  • Sterling 
  • Collinwood 
  • Zelma George

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The city of Akron has also announced that the Summit Lake Community Center on 380 West Crosier Street will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday to serve as a warming center for those residents who are in need.

Additionally, the city of Canton is offering a warming center at the Edward "Peel" Coleman Community Center on 1400 Sherrick Road Southeast from Friday at 5 p.m. until Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 a.m. 

According to 3News Senior Meteorologist Matt Wintz, an arctic front is surging south across the Great Lakes on Thursday evening and will move through Northern Ohio with a burst of snow and gusty winds. Our temperatures will drop from the 30s into the 10s overnight with scattered lake snow setting up for the day Friday.

You can watch Matt Wintz's extended preview of Friday's freezing weather below:

The National Weather Service adds that sub-zero wind chills are anticipated for Thursday night into Friday.

Wintz cautions not to expect much recovery in terms of temperatures for the day on Friday. We should hold in the low 10s for much of the day with lake snows eventually winding down. Stay warm everyone!

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