A wind chill warning remains in effect for northern Ohio until noon Wednesday.
The National Weather Service advisory, which covers Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties, said wind chill readings of 15 to 30 degrees below zero will be common.
Actual temperatures were expected to top out at zero to 5 degrees Tuesday and 12 degrees Wednesday. Sustained winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph are in the forecast.
A relative heat wave will move in after that, with high temperatures in the 30s expected by Saturday.
The weather service advises anyone who must go outside to make sure that all exposed skin is covered as frostbite could affect skin within 10 minutes outside.
Pet owners are advised to bring their animals indoors to protect them from the cold.