Posted by Meteorologist André Bernier

Last year, most of Lake Erie was ice-covered thanks to the brutally cold air.

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This year, it’s still wide open, and open for business… lake effect business, that is, as several chunks of cold air makes its way in.

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The decline in the temperature began in the last 24 hours:

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The decline will be noticed, day-by-day, until we see the coldest core pay us a visit on Saturday. With this in mind, you can see how much kinder this winter has been thus far compared to the previous two winters:

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Even with the near zero lows expected for this weekend, it is still nowhere near as cold as it was in the two winters prior to our current one.

Here’s the full Fox 8 Day Outlook.

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