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Polar Vortex is here, and temperatures won't be above freezing for at least a week

Posted at 10:23 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 18:44:44-05

CLEVELAND — A wave of cold air is expected to arrive this weekend into early next week with below-zero wind chills for some parts of Northeast Ohio.

The Polar Vortex we've been hearing about is here. Temperatures won't be above freezing for at least a week, and some days won't even make it out of the teens. The bigger story may be the nighttime temps, though.


We clear out tonight and most spots drop into the single digits with wind chills below zero. Clouds and some snow should help Saturday night's temps hover in the double digits, but we won't be as lucky Sunday night. That trend continues through next week.


Much colder air settles in for the entirety of next week. You can expect highs in the teens and lower 20s. Overnight lows could drop into the single digits, with a few spots dropping below zero.

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