CLEVELAND — Lake effect snow continues to crank with multiple bands of localized heavy snow. We're expecting the lake snow to continue overnight, but it should begin to relax in terms of intensity. We've seen a foot to a foot and a half of snow pile up under our most intense bands with highest amounts out in Ashtabula County with other bullseyes in Lake, Geauga, and even in Lorain County in our secondary snowbelt. 

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The COLD sets in for everyone tonight with record-setting, or near record-setting temps expected by Wednesday morning. Areas outside of the lake effect clouds will be the coldest tonight--especially in the southwestern part of the viewing area from Mansfield to Ashland where temps could fall into the single digits. 

By Wednesday, we'll be locked into the cold with temps in the 10s for those away from the lake in the morning. Lake effect snow should begin to wind down east of Cleveland with just a cold, partly cloudy day.

We have a slow moderation in the forecast beyond Wednesday with highs eventually returning to the 30s and 40s...but temps will stay below average with quiet weather settling in during the foreseeable future.  

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►EXTENDED FORECAST | 7-day outlook

TONIGHT: Lake effect snow continues in the snowbelt, otherwise partly to mostly clear and very cold. 10s away from the lake, 20s in the snowbelt

WEDNESDAY: Lake effect snow begins to taper, otherwise mainly cloudy. Cold! Upper 20s

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and cool. Chilly! Mid 30s

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and cool. Mid/upper 30s

SATURDAY: More mild! Clouds and sun. Low 40s

SUNDAY: Clouds and sun.  Upper 40s

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.  Around 50


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