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FREEZE WARNING: Cold air tonight ends the growing season for many

Posted at 9:16 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 21:26:51-04

Grab the extra blanket and turn the furnace up a few extra degrees. The first round of freezing temperatures for this fall season are in store for many in Northern Ohio tonight.

A FREEZE WARNING is in effect tonight through 9 a.m. Tuesday for inland areas of Northern Ohio. The counties include Lorain, Huron, Ashland, Richland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes, Summit, Stark, Portage, and Mahoning.

Skies will clear out across the Warning Area after midnight. This will allow temperatures to fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s by sunrise. 

Akron and Canton will see a low-temperature tonight will fall to between 30 and 32 degrees. This will be the first freezing temperatures these cities have seen since April 29 of this year. On that chilly morning, the Akron/Canton Regional Airport dropped to 30 degrees. 

Areas closer to Lake Erie will stay a bit warmer and avoid the freeze. From Cleveland east into Lake, Geauga, & Ashtabula Counties, clouds and a lake effect sprinkle will also prevent temperatures from falling to 32 degrees. However, temperatures most everywhere will fall into the 30. This will require you to find that warm winter coat as you begin your Tuesday morning.

Temperatures don't look to recover much this week into early next week. After a brief afternoon close to 60 degrees on Friday, another cold front will bring the threat for more frosts and even a few snowflakes late Sunday into Monday!