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Freeze Warning issued across Northeast Ohio: How long this cold snap will last

Bundle up! We've got a cold spring night ahead!

CLEVELAND — Although spring officially arrived more than a month ago, we’re feeling more like winter across Northeast Ohio as a Freeze Warning has been issued across the region.

The Freeze Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday for all of Northeast Ohio. It comes as overnight temperatures could fall into the mid 20s.

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“Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing,” according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

Those closest to Lake Erie may not see the freezing temperatures, but the National Weather Service says some frost will be possible if winds decrease for a few hours near sunrise Thursday.

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“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold,” the National Weather Service advises. “To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.”

These freezing conditions will be brief, though, as 3News’ Hollie Strano says temperatures will warm into the upper 40s throughout the day Thursday with 50s coming on Friday. We warm even further this upcoming weekend as highs return to the 60s.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on Jan. 25, 2022.

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