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Mentor Schools, Lake Catholic Closed Today Because Of Snow

Both a lake effect snow warning and wind chill advisory are still active until Wednesday morning

The students of Mentor Schools and Lake Catholic will have a 4-day weekend.

The schools are closed today (Jan. 22) because of the snow and wind chill.

Mentor Schools made the announcement on their web site. They added that high school exams -- which were scheduled to start today -- will begin tomorrow.

Similarly, Lake Catholic announced it will be a snow day on its Facebook page.

Meteorologists said a winter storm was expected to hit the area Sunday night and persist through Wednesday morning, leaving as much as two feet of snow.

The snow is caused by an arctic airmass that is moving into the area.

Its cold air combined with the low pressure across the Great lakes will allow for the possibility of persistent lake effect snow across Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania.

The snow is expected to persist until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

In addition to snow, meteorologists expect 15 to 25 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph.

The wind chill is expected to drop temperatures to as low as 14 below, according to the National Weather Service.

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